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Geoffrey Thomas has served Western Washington communities since 1994. His 24+ 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. 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 25 years. They have two sons who both attend the University of Washington. Geoffrey is currently serving his second term in office. 

Joint Statement of Mayor Thomas and the Monroe City Council

At the June 9, 2020 City Council meeting, Council approved a joint statement of Mayor Thomas and the Monroe City Council condemning and standing against racism, discrimination, and hatred. View the full statement here

Advocating for a path forward

As a State, we’ve done a lot to flatten the curve – this is a result of Washingtonians following public health guidelines. We’ve all done well so far – Thank you!

Over the last few weeks, I’ve heard from residents and employers about the spread of COVID-19 and the Stay Home-Stay Healthy order. People want to do more than just keep the curve flat; they also want to bend the curve down. And people want a more concrete path forward for all segments of our community to return to work, recreate, shop, and worship even if it means doing so with some limitations.

The week of April 20th, mayors across Snohomish County met remotely to discuss these concerns. The outcome was to send a letter to the Governor. In addition to sending a letter to the Governor, the mayors agreed to send an op-ed piece to local newspapers.

April 24, 2020 letter to Governor Inslee 
April 24, 2020 op-ed piece
May 6, 2020 letter to Governor Inslee

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Duties

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):

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