Salary Commission Committee


The Salary Commission is a group of Yelm citizens, appointed by the Yelm Mayor and confirmed by the Yelm City Council to set the salaries of elected officials. The commission improves government transparency by creating a process to compare the salaries of local officials to those of similar municipalities.

Council members can file a referendum within 30 days if they disagree with the commission, otherwise the salary will take effect immediately if increased. If the commission decides to decrease the salary of an elected official, the new salary will not take effect until their term has ended.

The Commission shall convene every four years. (Last meeting date December 31, 2018)  

Current members of the Salary Commission are:

  • Line Critchfield, Yelm Chamber Director
  • Ken McCulloch, Yelm Rotary
  • Tracie Choate, Local Realtor
The three members of the Committee are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council to serve a four year term. 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Commission,  please complete an application.
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Salary Commission Agendas5 documents

  • May 23, 2019 Salary Commission Meeting Agenda
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  • May 15, 2019 Salary Commission Meeting Agenda
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  • April 24, 2019 Salary Commission Meeting Agenda
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  • April 17, 2019 Salary Commission Meeting Agenda
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  • November 30, 2018 Salary Commission Meeting Agenda
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Salary Commission Minutes4 documents

  • May 23, 2019 Salary Commission Meeting Minutes
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  • April 24, 2019 Salary Commission Meeting Minutes
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  • November 30, 2018 Salary Commission Meeting Minutes
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Salary Commission Decisions1 document

  • June 4, 2019 Salary Commission Report
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