Council PresidentGreg Wheeler
Duties of Council President
Although there is no formal "Job Description" for a Bremerton City Council President, Rule 2 of the "City Council Rules & Procedures" designates that the Council President shall be elected by a majority of the Council members at the start of the first meeting of each year, and shall remain the President for a term of one-year, unless reelected.
Council Rules & Procedures
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- The Council President is the presiding officer at all meetings of the Council, which includes preserving order and decorum in the Council Chambers at all times. The Council President observes and enforces all rules adopted by the Council for its government; decides all questions on order, in accordance with the "City Council Rules & Procedures"; and recognizes other members of the Council in the order in which they request the floor.
- Serves or appoints to Regional Governmental boards and committees including, but not limited to the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council Policy Board, Kitsap Transit Board, Emergency Management Committee, and Kitsap County Board of Health.
- Make all Committee assignments for remaining Council Members, as well as Inter-governmental Representative assignments, subject to majority approval of the full Council.
- Approves topics-for-discussion and scheduling of all Study Sessions, Special Meetings, Executive Sessions, Retreats; and all date-changes for regular Council meetings.
- Assigned the responsibility for signing off on the Warrant Register, following Council approval; as well as approving all Purchase Orders, General Claims, and Claims for Expenses for Council office expenditures and reimbursement to Council members.
- Oversees Council staff which includes approving functions of the Council Office; assists in approving requests made by other Council members; and performing yearly staff "Performance Evaluations".
- Approves Council member and Council staff Payroll Worksheets, as well as Council staff Vacation and Sick Leave Approval Slips.
- Monitors and approves all Agenda Bill items for inclusion on Council packets; and provides follow-up contact with City Attorney or submitting-Departments as necessary.
- Attends a large number of social functions and special events representing the City, with most costs paid out-of pocket.
- Maintains regular contact with Council members, the Mayor, and Mayor's staff to remain current on their concerns and issues of special interest.
- Maintains knowledge of all issues impacting the City of Bremerton.