General Government FAQ
Who is Yelm's Mayor?
JW Foster was appointed to be Mayor in August of 2016 after the resignation of the previous Mayor.
Mayor Foster had been serving on the City Council since 2011 and had served on the Planning Commission since 2006.
For more information about Mayor Foster, visit the Mayor's Office.
Who is the Yelm City Council?
The 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.
The Yelm Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers in the Yelm Public Safety Building, 206 McKenzie Street SE. The public is encouraged to attend all meetings and each agenda dedicates time at the beginning for public comments, questions, or concerns. Current and previous meetings can be viewed online.
Visit City Council for more information.
How do I find who represents me in Congress and the State Legislature?
The Washington State Legislature maintains a service to help you Find your Legislator.
How do I find out more about Thurston County officials?
A list of Thurston County elected officials and Departments can be found on the Thurston County website
How do I register to vote?
Voter registration forms are available at Yelm City Hall, 106 2nd St SE, Yelm, at the Thurston County Auditor’s office, at the Thurston Courthouse at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia.
You can also find out more about the process at the County Auditor’s website. Click here to confirm your voter registration status.
How do I view a Yelm City Council meeting video?
The City of Yelm maintains a video library of past City Council, Planning Commission, and Hearing Examiner meetings hosted on the AVCaptureAll web site.