The City is a “Code City” as described under Title 35A in the Revised Code of Washington. Black Diamond
operates under a strong Mayor form of government with five elected Councilmembers serving staggered
four-year terms. The Mayor serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City and has hired a City
Administrator to assist in day-to-day operations. The Council acts as the legislative body. When the City
reaches a population of 5,000 state law requires expansion to a seven-member Council. View the Council Rules and Procedures and Council Committee Appointments.
The City Council meets regularly the first and
third Thursdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Council Chambers, 25510 Lawson Street.
Special meetings are noticed at least 24 hours prior. View current Council Agenda and Packet Material.
Councilmembers serve staggered four-year terms. Positions are not by district, as all members serve
“at large.” Current Councilmembers serving the citizens of Black Diamond are: