Geoffrey Thomas has served Western Washington communities since 1994. His 24+ years of work experience includes service as a firefighter, city and county planner, project manager, and legislative analyst. He has worked in private business and local government. His previous service includes: Monroe City Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem, planning commissioner, homeowners’ association president, scout leader, youth lacrosse coach, and church director. Geoffrey and his wife, Lara, have been married for over 25 years. They have two sons who both attend the University of Washington. Geoffrey is currently serving his third term in office.
On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, I delivered the State of the City Address during the monthly membership meeting of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce. In the address, I provided updates on the City's strategic plans and goals for 2022, and a recap of accomplishments from 2021.
2022 State of the City Presentation
2022 State of the City Audio Recording
On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, I delivered the State of the City Address during a virtual meeting of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce. In the presentation, I provided updates on early 2020 City Operations; the impacts of COVID-19 and the City's ongoing response; legislative advocacy; maintaining essential City services; upcoming projects; and COVID-19 recovery, reconnecting, and building resiliency.
Joint Statement of Mayor Thomas and the Monroe City Council
At the June 9, 2020 City Council meeting, Council approved a joint statement of Mayor Thomas and the Monroe City Council condemning and standing against racism, discrimination, and hatred. View the full statement here.
Advocating for a path forward
As a State, we’ve done a lot to flatten the curve – this is a result of Washingtonians following public health guidelines. We’ve all done well so far – Thank you!
Over the last few weeks, I’ve heard from residents and employers about the spread of COVID-19 and the Stay Home-Stay Healthy order. People want to do more than just keep the curve flat; they also want to bend the curve down. And people want a more concrete path forward for all segments of our community to return to work, recreate, shop, and worship even if it means doing so with some limitations.
The week of April 20, 2020, mayors across Snohomish County met remotely to discuss these concerns. The outcome was to send a letter to the Governor. In addition to sending a letter to the Governor, the mayors agreed to send an op-ed piece to local newspapers.
On April 27, 2021, Mayor Thomas, the Monroe City Council, and the Monroe Chamber of Commerce sent a joint letter to Governor Inslee requesting the development and implementation of an alternative phasing plan.
April 24, 2020 letter to Governor Inslee
April 24, 2020 op-ed piece
May 6, 2020 letter to Governor Inslee
April 27, 2021 joint letter to Governor Inslee
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The City of Monroe has a strong Mayor/Council form of government. The mayor is elected by the citizens and serves a four-year term as the chief executive officer (CEO) responsible for managing the city. The Mayor in a strong-mayor form of government does not vote on matters brought to the City Council.
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