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 – 2024 Term
Jamesb@yelmwa.gov
Councilmember Blair was elected in November 2019.JamesBlair

Committee and Liaison Assignments
Pending








Molly Carmody
Position 2
2016 – 2019 Term 
mollyc@yelmwa.gov
MollyCarmodyCouncilmember Carmody was elected in 2015.
Carmody works at a local Law Firm.

Committee and Liaison Assignments
Yelm Planning & Economic Development Committee
Yelm Finance Committee
Board of Directors - Intercity Transit Authority
Liaison - Nisqually River Council







Cody Colt
Position 3
2018 – 20 21 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 Planning & Economic Development Committee
Yelm General Government Committee
Yelm Public Works Committee Member
Thurston County Emergency Services







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 Public Safety Committee
Yelm General Government Committee
Board of Directors - Thurston County Economic Development Council
Yelm Emergency Operations Board
Member - Law and Justice Council





Tracey Wood
Position 5
2018 – 2021 Term
traceyw@yelmwa.gov
TraceyWood
Serving 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 Works Committee
Member - Transportation Policy Board (Thurston Regional Planning Council)
Member - TCOMM 911 Administration Board






Joe DePinto

Position 6
2016 – 2019 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 Finance Committee
Yelm Public Safety Committee
Member - South Thurston Economic Development Initiative






Terry Kaminski

Position 7
2018 – 2021 Term
terryk@yelmwa.gov
TerryKaminski
Elected 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 Planning & Economic Development Committee
Yelm Public Works Committee
Member - Thurston Thrives