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The name of the street you live on is, in part, thanks to the Community Council! Local bus service, ferry dock repairs, cessation of illegal developments as well as the current Town Plan and many other Island needs and concerns that involved interaction with governmental officials have been the focus of the Community Council since 1933, with a break from 2010 until 2020. This public forum has always encouraged all voices to be heard and considered. 

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This Council exists to help the people of Vashon-Maury Island address Island issues. The Council operates as a participatory, non-partisan forum, sometimes called “town meeting”.  It aims to represent the interests of the Vashon-Maury Island community to King County and other government and non-governmental organizations in lieu of a municipal government.

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Community Council membership is open to all full or part-time residents of Vashon-Maury Island, age 18 years and older. Membership is free. Eligible residents can become members of the Council by registering their name, mailing address, and email address (if available) with the Council. Send an e-mail to with this info, along with any questions you may have, or Island issues you are concerned about. Or visit our Home Page to fill out our quick and easy membership form.

The Community Council shall not discriminate against  individuals or groups on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, income, or political affiliation. 

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Community Council members have the right to attend meetings, participate in discussions, join and participate in the work of committees and propose motions at the regular meetings of the Council.

Residents of Vashon-Maury Island who have not registered with the Council, and other members of the public, have the right to attend and participate in Community Council membership meetings. They do not have the right to make or vote on motions presented at those meetings. 

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