Sequim city councilors, from left, Mike Pence, Keith Larkin, Sarah Kincaid, Mayor William Armacost, Rachel Anderson, Deputy Mayor Tom Ferrell, and Brandon Janisse, gather for their first group photo since the pandemic began. They met on Tuesday for their first council advance (retreat). Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim city councilors, from left, Mike Pence, Keith Larkin, Sarah Kincaid, Mayor William Armacost, Rachel Anderson, Deputy Mayor Tom Ferrell, and Brandon Janisse, gather for their first group photo since the pandemic began. They met on Tuesday for their first council advance (retreat). Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City councilors meet for first time as group, set goals

For this Sequim City Council’s first time, all seven city councilors got to meet face-to-face.

City councilors met on July 20 in the Guy Cole Event Center for their first City Council Advance, or retreat, to get to know one another, and brainstorm priorities, objectives and guiding principles.

With COVID-19 protocols in place, the council has been participating in virtual meetings for the past year-and-a-half, and expect to do so for the foreseeable future.

City staff on Tuesday led discussions including councilors choosing five things that’s most important to the city and what they’d like to prioritize.

The meeting went through the afternoon and can be viewed at sequimwa.gov/215/ Agendas-Minutes.

Mayor William Armacost shares one of his five priorities for the City of Sequim, having clean air and water, as part of an exercise with fellow city councilors at their council advance (retreat) on July 20. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Mayor William Armacost shares one of his five priorities for the City of Sequim, having clean air and water, as part of an exercise with fellow city councilors at their council advance (retreat) on July 20. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim city council held its Advance (retreat) on July 20 in the Guy Cole Event Center all day focusing on goals and guiding principles. See the meeting at the city’s website. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim city council held its Advance (retreat) on July 20 in the Guy Cole Event Center all day focusing on goals and guiding principles. See the meeting at the city’s website. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

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