Council Meetings and Workshops

The public is invited to attend Council Meetings and Workshops in person, via conference call or over the internet. Effective August 23, 2021, all visitors to indoor City facilities, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask or face covering until further notice. This mask directive will remain in effect until further guidance is obtained by Pierce County or the State of Washington.

The information for attending is provided below. Please note that if you connect via the website link and/or call into the meeting, please make sure the microphone on your computer and/or phone is muted, otherwise it will cause a screeching feedback sound or background noise. This will interfere with the meeting.

Citizen comments can be made in-person, by phone or virtually during this portion of the meeting. Comments are limited to 5 minutes. Those planning to comment via phone or virtually will need to sign up prior to the meeting in order to comment. When signing up, please provide your name, your screen name, and phone number (for callers), either by email to [email protected] or by mail to Attn: City Clerk, PO Box 7380, Bonney Lake, WA 9839.  You may call to register to speak as well at 253-862-8602, however, those calls must be received by 5:00 pm.  Email registrations may be made as late as 5:30 p.m. the day of the meeting. Your name will be called when it is your turn and you will be able to comment.

Those physically appearing at the Council meeting to speak during citizen comments do not need to sign up, but will be asked to state their name and address for the meeting record.
With the ability of the public to address the Council via phone, virtually or in-person, the City Clerk’s Office will no longer accept citizen comments to be read by staff into the record.

As a reminder, citizen comments are only taken at Council Meetings, not Workshops.

Council Meetings and Workshops attendance options:
In-Person: Bonney Lake Justice & Municipal Center at 9002 Main Street East in Bonney Lake
By phone: 408-740-7256 (Meeting ID: 215 767 540#)
By internet: Chrome-


The goal of Bonney Lake City Council is to give citizens the opportunity to participate in the process of government and help our community achieve its full potential. Among its primary duties, the City Council makes laws, sets policies, adopts regulations and budgets, levies taxes, controls the finances and property of the City, authorizes public improvement, provides for public safety and health, forms boards, commissions and agencies; and oversees a wide-ranging agenda for the community.

Council Standing Committees

The Council Standing Committees exist to review and advise the City Council. The City Council standing committees include Community Development Committee, Finance Committee, Public Safety Committee, and Voucher Review Committee. Councilmembers serve as committee members and chairs for these committees.

Current City Council Members

Councilmember 1 Gwendolyn Fullerton
Gwendolyn FullertonContact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 206-650-9685
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7380, Bonney Lake, WA 98391


Residency in Bonney Lake:  since 2004
Occupation: Flight Attendant


    •Public Safety Committee


    • Motion Church in Bonney Lake Constitutional Bible Study
    • Crestwood Elementary School PTA Committee (Past Board of Directors)
    • Drug Free Community Coalition for Sumner/Bonney Lake (DFCC) School District and Community PTA (Past President)
    • Sumner High Boosters Club Cross Country Team (Past Representative)
    •Pierce County Regional Council (Alternate)

Family: Married 22 years to husband, Troy with 2 daughters, Faith and Shaynah

Hobbies: Arts and Crafts, Cake Decorating, Decorating for the Holidays and Birthdays, Traveling with my Family, and Studying the Constitution of the United States.

Council Term ends December 31, 2025.
Councilmember 2 Justin Evans
Councilmember Evans PhotoContact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 253-709-9199
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7380, Bonney Lake, WA 98391


Residency in Bonney Lake: 4 years
Occupation: Production Manager - Machine Shop


    •Deputy Mayor (2020 - 2021);
    •Finance Committee (Chair 2020-2021);
    •Public Safety Committee


    • Pierce County Regional Council (Vice Chair)

Family: Wife Candi, and daughter Zoey.

Hobbies: Woodworking, playing guitar.

Council Term ends December 31, 2023.
Councilmember 3 Dan Swatman
Councilmember Swatman PhotoContact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (253) 606-1196
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7380, Bonney Lake, WA 98391


Residency in Bonney Lake: Since 1999
Occupation: BP Systems Engineer


    •Finance Committee, Past Member;
    •Community Development Committee - Chair


    •Sumner/Bonney Lake Little League, Treasurer

Hobbies: Woodworking

Council Term ends December 31, 2025.
Councilmember 4 James (Kelly) McClimans Sr.
McClimansContact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (253) 691-3396
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7264, Bonney Lake, WA 98391


Residency in Bonney Lake: 20 Years
Occupation: Software Developers


    •Community Development Committee
    •Public Safety Committee, Past Member

Family: Married 39 years to wife Theresia, with one son James Kelly Jr, one daughter Shawnta and four grandchildren Lian, Rylee, Pepper and Quincy.

Council Term ends December 31, 2023.

Councilmember 5 Tom Watson
Councilmember Watson PhotoContact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 253-348-7995
Mailing Address: 6809 183rd Ave E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391


Residency in Bonney Lake: 23 Years
Occupation: Owner of Signs in Wood, a master designer and an expert wood carver. Retired from Office Depot (18 years).


    •Finance Committee;
    •Community Development Committee;
    •Public Safety Committee, Past Member;
    •Design Commission, Past Member;
    •Citizens Advisory Council, Past Member


    •Bonney Lake Lions Club (President and Vision Chairman)
    •Beautify Bonney Lake (Board Member)
    •Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society (Member)

Family: Married to Denise, adult children Ryan and Jennifer.

Hobbies: Volunteering and Woodworking.

Council Term ends December 31, 2023.
Councilmember 6 Terry Carter
Councilmember Carter PhotoContact Information

Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7380, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Phone: 253-347-5376


Residency in Bonney Lake: 18 years
Occupation: Police Detective


    •Public Safety Committee - (Chair 2020-2021)
    •Finance Committee - Chair 2022-Current


    •Boy Scouts of America, Troop 577 Asst. Scout Master

Family: Married 23 years to wife Elizabeth. Has one daughter and one son.

Council Term ends December 31, 2025.
Councilmember 7 VACANT


For general questions, please contact staff in the City Clerk's Office.
There are several ways to bring issues to the City Council. You can contact individual councilmembers directly via email or mail.

To contact the entire City Council:
By Email

By Mail:
Attn: City Clerk
City of Bonney Lake
P.O. Box 7380
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

You are also welcome to address the Council in person at a public meeting. Council meetings are normally held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month and include a citizen comment period. View the City Council Calendar for the current meeting schedule.
For more information on making public comments at Council meetings, visit our Governance page.