The Town of Yarrow Point is a Mayor-Council Government
Mayor-council is the most common form of government in Washington. As of 2017, this system is used by 228 cities in Washington, comprising about 60% of the incorporated population, and includes small and large cities alike. The basic structure and organization of mayor-council cities is set out in Ch. 35A.12 RCW.
The mayor-council form consists of an elected mayor (elected at-large), who serves as the city’s chief administrative officer, and a council (elected either at-large or from districts), which serves as the municipality’s legislative body. The council has the authority to formulate and adopt city policies and the mayor is responsible for carrying them out. The mayor attends and presides over council meetings but does not vote, except in the case of a tie.