The City of Federal Way has an elected mayor form of government. The Mayor serves as the city's Chief Executive Officer and manages all the city departments (RCW. 35A 1200) and over 325 city employees in accordance with the policies and direction of the City Council.
The Mayor also directs city efforts for economic development, intergovernmental relations, media and community relations. The Mayor's office provides the City Council and management with a complete financial plan for all city funds and activities through the preparation and administration of the biennial budget and capital improvement plan.
Inside the Mayor's Office