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Mayor Barbara Clark


Barbara ClarkElected 11/1997
Current Term Expires 12/31/2019

Retired lawyer/mediator

Liaison and voting representative to the following Board/Commission/Committees: Borleske Stadium, Firemen's Pension, LEOFF Board, Volunteer Firemen's Board, Walla Walla County Emergency Management Board, CDBG Consolidated Plan Advisory Group, Sustainability Committee.

Mayor Pro Tempore Tom Scribner

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  • Elected 11/2015
  • Current Term Expires 12/31/2019

Council Member Scribner has been an attorney at Minnick-Hayner since 1980. He is a member of the Walla Walla County and Washington State Bar Associations. He currently serves on the boards of the Blue Mountain Audubon Society and the Blue Mountain Land Trust. He has served on the City Council since 2016 and previously served from 1991-1995.

Liaison or voting representative to the following Board/Commission/Committees: Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, Valley Transit, VA Medical Center Task Force, Walla Walla Water Management Baord, Blue Mountain Humane Society, Mill Creek Committee, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Hotel and Motel Commission, Library Board, Finance Committee, Hearings Examiner.

Council Member Yazmin Bahena

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Elected 11/2017
Current Term Expires 12/31/2021

Fluent in English and Spanish, Yazmin Bahena is proud to be a first-generation Mexican-American. She feels extremely fortunate to have been born and raised in this community and blessed to live in a vibrant democracy. Yazmin is a Kindergarten teacher at Edison Elementary School, and she taught six years at Green Park Elementary. A lifelong Walla Wallan, she graduated from Walla Walla High School and earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Idaho and a Master’s of Education at Walla Walla University.

Liaison or voting member to the following Board/Commission/Committees: Valley Transit, Downtown Walla Walla Foundation, Civil Service Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Boards and Commissions.

Council Member Riley Clubb
Riley Clubb


Elected 11/2017
Current Term Expires 12/31/2021

Riley Clubb has a bachelor's degree from Whitman College and a master's in business from MIT. He is a local entrepreneur, having started businesses in Walla Walla ranging from ag tech to virtual reality. If he isn't stuck in a meeting, he is most likely watching a movie with his wife, Melissa, and his son, Malakai.

Liaison or voting member to the following Board/Commission/Committees: Blue Mountain Action Council, Firemen’s Pension, LEOFF Board, Metropolitan Planning Organization, Transportation Improvement Advisory Committee, Volunteer Firemen’s Board, Planning Commission, Visit Walla Walla, Boards and Commissions.

Council Member Jerry Cummins

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Elected 11/1991
Current Term Expires 12/31/2019

Jerry is a commercial rated lighter-than-air hot-air balloon pilot with a wife and four daughters. He has continuously served on the Walla Walla City Council since January 1992. He also served four terms as Mayor and three terms as Mayor, Pro-Tem.

In June 2000, he retired from the administrative position of director of Career and Technical (Vocational) Education for Walla Walla School District #140. He supervised 29 certificated teachers and was directly responsible for 15 educational programs.

Previously, he served for eight years as department chair of the Business Education Department at Walla Walla High School and also taught business education subjects.

He holds a bachelor of arts degree in business education and master of arts degree in vocational business and marketing education from Eastern Washington State College, and he completed post-graduate work at Washington State University in vocational administration and school administration.

Jerry served in the U.S. Navy from August 1962 to August 1964 and was honorably discharged. He retired with 23 years of service from the U.S. Navy Ready Reserve in October 1983, having attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer (E-7).

He is a member of the following organizations:

  • First Presbyterian Church, 1972 to present (previously served as elder)
  • Masonic Lodge, #246, Manito, Spokane, Washington, 1962 to present
  • Member, Walla Walla Area Chamber of Commerce, 1983 to present. Served on Board of Directors, 1983-88 and 1994-95
  • City of Walla Walla, city council member and served as Mayor, 1994-95, 1998-2003 and 2013-15; council member 1992 to present
  • Valley Transit (Public Transit) Board Member, 1992 to present. Served three terms as chair and have chaired finance committee from 1995 to present
  • AMVETS Member Port of Walla Walla Economic Development Committee, 1998 to present

Liaison or voting member to the following Board/Commission/Committees: Borleske Stadium Association, Good Roads Transportation Association, Valley Transit, VA Medical Center Task Force, Housing Authority, Finance Committee.

Council Member Myron Huie

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Elected 11/2017 
Current Term Expires 12/31/2021

Transportation Solutions, Human Resources Manager

Liaison or voting member to the following Board/Commission/Committees: Good Roads Transportation Association, Infrastructure Improvement Committee, Criminal Justice Committee, Walla Walla Valley Pioneer and Historical Society, Boards and Commissions.

Council Member Steve Moss


Steve Moss

Elected 11/2015
Current Term Expires 12/31/2019


Liaison to the following Board/Commission/Committees: Solid Waste Advisory Committee; Sasayama Sister City; Cannara Sister City; Parks, Recreation, and Urban Forestry Advisory Board; Planning Commission; Water/Wastewater Advisory Committee, Finance Committee.

City Council members are elected by Walla Walla city voters for four year terms. Members do not have separate wards, but represent all the citizens. Among the Council members, they elect the Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem for a two year term.

The Council is the legislative governing body for the City. They set policies, adopt ordinances and the annual budget, levy taxes, approve contracts and appoint city advisory boards, commissions and committees and the City Manager and City Attorney.

Live Broadcast of City Council Work Sessions and Meetings

Click below to hear live broadcasts of City Council work sessions and meetings. Work sessions are held at 4 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Tune into this video stream during those times to hear proceedings.


Please visit the City of Walla Walla Public Meetings Vimeo showcase to access all recorded City Council meetings.

Meeting schedule

The City Council meets at City Hall, 15 N. 3rd Ave., at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. In November and December, the Council meets on the first and third Wednesdays


  • Mayor calls the meeting to order.

  • Presentations and Communications, for items such as proclamations and certificates.

  • Mayor asks for public comments on items not on that evening’s agenda.

  • Consent items include minutes, bid awards, licenses. These items are acted on with a single vote.

  • Active items require Council’s formal action. Resolutions express Council’s policies or authorize the signing of agreements. Ordinances, more formal than resolutions, set the law for the city. Each item is discussed and voted on individually. If interested, the public may speak on individual items (unless it is a closed-record public hearing).

  • During Council Member Meeting Reports, they tell each other about meetings they have attended since the last regular Council meeting.

  • Unfinished and New Business includes reports from the City Manager and new issues raised by the Council or City Manager.

  • During Executive Session, the Council meets behind closed doors to discuss personnel, collective bargaining, real estate matters, or litigation.