Pierce County Council to choose leaders, set committees

The Pierce County Council will elect its 2010 officers and finalize its committees at the Tues., Jan. 12 council meeting at 3 p.m.

Councilmembers will choose a chair, vice chair and executive pro tem. The council chair presides at all regular council meetings, the vice chair presides in the absence of the chair, and the executive pro tem is a councilmember selected to perform some of the County Executive’s duties in the event of the executive’s absence or temporary disability.

The council also will approve the schedules and membership of five of its standing and select committees: Rules and Operations; Public Safety and Human Services; Community Development; Economic and Infrastructure Development; and Emergency Preparedness. For complete descriptions and schedules of the council’s committees, visit http://www.piercecountywa.gov/council .

All meetings are in the Council Chambers on the 10th floor of the County-City Building (930 Tacoma Ave. S., Rm. 1045) in Tacoma. They are broadcast live and replayed each week on Pierce County TV (channel 22) and streamed live and archived on the channel’s Web site at http://www.piercecountytv.org .