The City of Lynden, Washington, is a Non-Charter Code City as specified by the State of Washington Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Title 35A RCW. For more information about the structure of the Mayor-Council Plan of Government, as implemented by the City of Lynden, see RCW 35A.12
Mayor Scott Korthuis is the Chief Executive Officer of the city, and also chairs the council meetings. Mayor Korthuis is not a council member, but can vote in some special circumstances. RCW 35A.12.100 specifies the mayor’s duties and voting capabilities at council meetings.
The City Council consists of seven council members, each elected to a 4 year-term. Council position terms are staggered so that not all council terms come up for election in the same year.
Written correspondence may be mailed to individual Council member’s attention at the following address:
Attn: Councilor (Name)
Lynden City Hall
300 4th Street
Lynden, WA 98264
Email correspondence sent to individual Council members at CityHall@lyndenwa.org will be forwarded to the appropriate Councilor(s).