City Council

Yelm City Council represents the needs and interests of the citizens of Yelm.  The seven-member Council establishes policy for the city, adopts the annual budget, and represents Yelm's interest on regional boards and commissions.

Council meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers at Yelm City Hall, 106 2nd St. SE.  Community members are encouraged to attend all meetings and each agenda dedicates time at the beginning for public comments, questions, or concerns. 

The current Council agenda and past meeting minutes are posted under Minutes & Agendas. The upcoming agenda is posted no later than the Friday before the meeting.

James Blair
Position 1
2020 – 2023 Term
Jamesb@yelmwa.gov
Councilmember Blair was elected in November 2019.JamesBlair

Committee and Liaison Assignments
Yelm Public Safety Committee                               
Yelm Finance Committee                                          
Yelm Senior Center
Solid Waste Advisory Committee 





Molly Carmody
Position 2
2020 – 2023 Term 
mollyc@yelmwa.gov
MollyCarmodyCouncilmember Carmody was elected in 2015.
Carmody works at a local Law Firm.

Committee and Liaison Assignments
Yelm Finance Committee                                          
YelmPublic Works Committee
Yelm Homelessness Task Force
Intercity Transit Authority — Board of Directors








Cody Colt
Position 3
2018 – 2021 Term
codyc@yelmwa.gov
CodyColtCouncilmember Colt was elected in November of 2017. Colt currently works as a Project Manager for a Video Game Marketing company.  He also coaches several different sports for the Yelm School District.

 
Committee and Liaison Assignments
Yelm General Government Committee
Yelm Public Works Committee
Transportation Policy Board of the (TRPC) 
Medic One EMS Council, South County 




Tad Stillwell
Position 4
2018 – 2021 Term
tads@elmwa.gov
TadStillwell
Councilmember Stillwell was appointed in 2015 to complete a partial term, and re-elected in November 2017. Stillwell owns an insurance brokerage and serves in the Army Reserve

Committee and Liaison Assignments
Yelm General Government Committee
Thurston County Economic Development Council — Board of Directors
Yelm Emergency Operations Board
Law and Justice Council — Member 







Tracey Wood
Position 5
2018 – 2021 Term
traceyw@yelmwa.gov
TraceyWoodServing his third term, Councilmember Wood owns a small business in Yelm and was selected as Mayor Pro-Tem in 2016.

Committee and Liaison Assignments
Yelm General Government Committee
Yelm Public Safety Committee
Southeast Thurston Fire Authority           
TCOMM 911 Administration Board — Member








Joe DePinto

Position 6
2020 – 2023 Term 
joed@yelmwa.gov
JoeDePintoElected for the first time in 2015 for the 2016-2019 term, Councilmember DePinto enjoys playing poker, tennis, clam digging, karaoke, and gaming in his free time.  He is a strong believer in servant leadership and truly being a voice of the people.

Committee and Liaison Assignments
Yelm Economic Development Committee
Public Works Committee
South Thurston Economic Development Council— Member 
Yelm Homelessness Task Force







Terry Kaminski

Position 7
2018 – 2021 Term
terryk@yelmwa.gov
TerryKaminskiElected in 2017, Ms. Kaminski has been active in the Yelm Community for many years, serving on the Planning Commission for over 10 years. She is on the Board of Directors for both the Yelm Chamber of Commerce and Bounty for Families and has been a real estate broker for 31 years, currently Managing Broker at Windermere Yelm.

Committee and Liaison Assignments
Yelm Economic Development Committee
Yelm Finance Committee
Thurston Thrives — Member 
Nisqually River Council