Geoffrey Thomas has served Western Washington communities since 1994. His 20+ years of work experience includes service as a firefighter, city and county planner, project manager, and legislative analyst. He has worked in private business and local government. Geoffrey's community service includes current service as Monroe's Mayor and as a Rotarian. His previous service includes: Monroe City Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem, planning commissioner, homeowners’ association president, scout leader, youth lacrosse coach, and church director. Geoffrey and his wife, Lara, have been married for over 21 years. They have raised their two sons in Monroe since 2000.
The City of Monroe has a strong Mayor/Council form of government. The mayor is elected by the citizens and serves a four-year term as the chief executive officer (CEO) responsible for managing the city. The Mayor in a strong-mayor form of government does not vote on matters brought to the City Council.
The duties of the Mayor can be found in the following portions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW):