The Executive Department includes the mayor, city administrator, deputy city administrator and several specialized staff.


Issaquah operates under the mayor-council form of government. In this form, the elected mayor serves as the city's chief administrative officer. Under the direction of the mayor, the administrators:

  • Carry out policies established by the City Council
  • Provide leadership to all city departments
  • Lead implementation of citywide Strategic Plan
  • Lead interdepartmental planning efforts
  • Work collaboratively with regional partners

This office also includes several specialized positions that oversee public communications, arts and special projects.

  1. Proclamation of Emergency: Moratorium on Late Payment Fees

    The Mayor issued a Proclamation of Emergency stating landlords or owners shall not require payment of late fees or charges due to delinquent payment of rent during this temporary moratorium. Read on...
  2. Proclamation of Emergency: Suspension of Paper Bag Fee

    The Mayor issued a Proclamation of Emergency requiring payment of a pass-through charge on recycled paper bags to be suspended. Read on...
  3. Plan Ahead: New Utility Rates/Taxes

    Your utility bills are changing in 2020 to support ongoing City services. Read on...