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
MollyCarmody Councilmember Carmody was elected in 2015.
 Carmody works at a local Law Firm.

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








EJ Curry
Position 3
Present - 2021 Term
ejc@yelmwa.gov
EJ Curry Councilmember Curry was appointed by Mayor Foster to fill the vacant position. 
 
 Committee and Laison Assignments
 Yelm General Government Committee
 Yelm Public Works Committee










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
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 Safety Committee
 Southeast Thurston Fire Authority           
 TCOMM 911 Administration Board — Member







Joe DePinto

Position 6
2020 – 2023 Term 
joed@yelmwa.gov
JoeDePinto Elected 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