Community Council membership meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month, from 7-9 pm. The board meetings are held the 1st Monday of the month, at 7:30 pm, but may be moved due to holidays.  

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Hello, Council members and visitors!

Our September membership meeting is coming up on Monday, September 19, at 7:00 pm on Zoom. Please scroll down for the Zoom link, and phone number for calling into the meeting.

Please join us for the September 19 Community Council meeting.
The agenda is below. Here are some highlights:

Dissolution of the Old Community Council. We are now ready to dissolve the VMICC. The board has met and approved a resolution to dissolve the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council. It is now time for the membership to discuss and and vote on it.  If the dissolution vote takes place, we will also have a vote on the plan of dissolution. Don’t worry.  The new Vashon-Maury Community Council, organized as a 501(c) 4 organization,  is up and running and will take over, with the same board members. We have been planning for this since December of last year.

King County Sheriff’s Department, Captain Heather Volpe. Captain Volpe will provide an update on crime on our Island, and answer your questions. Please come with any issues you would like to raise for the Sheriff’s Department. From our past meetings, we are hoping for an update on better signage on ferry hill to prevent head-on accidents in the uphill lane. Captain Volpe  will also be providing information on firearm laws related to Vashon, in time for the upcoming hunting season.

Susan McCabe  will present on a septic system/well safety workshop she is organizing for King County and the Groundwater Protection Committee.

If you have an issue you would like covered, or would like to speak at the September or future meetings, please contact Or just come and speak up during the Open Discussion part of the agenda.

If you are interested in the process of motions and amendments, and keeping meetings flowing smoothly, please see the Democratic Rules of Order, which is what we use to guide our meetings:

To see past meeting minutes and presentations given at the meetings, go here: 

Agendas for 9/18/22 VMICC and Vashon-Maury Community Council Meetings

Last update: September 18, 2022

Times are approximate.

  1. 6:45- 7:00. Informal welcome to the meeting as people join the call
  2. 7:00 Brief Technical Overview for Zoom: Nick Simmons: Stay muted unless speaking, sign on with phone OR computer, not both. Democratic Rules of Order link will be posted.  How to raise and lower hands to speak to a motion or participate in open discussion.
    For people calling in, they will need to unmute themselves with *6 and let us know they wish to speak.
    Please be sure to sign on with your first and last name, so we know who is present for our quorum and minutes.
  3. 7:01 Formal Welcome (call to order)
  4. 7:01 Review agenda
  5. 7:02 Approve minutes of the last meeting
  6. 7:03 Introduction of Guests
  7. 7:03 Committee and Board Updates

Affordable Housing Committee
Equity, Social Justice and Inclusion Committee

  1. 7:15 King County Sheriff’s Office: Captain Heather Volpe
    Update on Vashon crimes, better signage on ferry hill, reminder for reporting of crimes, presentation on firearm laws for Vashon.
  2. 8:00 Old Business: We are now ready to dissolve the VMICC. The board has met and approved a resolution to dissolve the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council. It is now time for the membership to vote on it.Motion: “We move to dissolve Vashon-Maury Island Community Council.”
    Discussion and Vote
  3. 8:20 Old Business: Plan of Dissolution. Motion: “Pending approval by the WA Attorney General, we approve the following plan of dissolution. 1. A fee of $300 cash will be given to the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council by the Vashon-Maury Community Council, in consideration of use of the website, mailing list, and logo.
    Since there are no outstanding debts of the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council, the $300 shall be donated to Vashon Household, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.”
    Discussion, then vote.
  4. 8:25 – Community Update: Susan McCabe Announcing a presentation on septic system/well safety workshop for Islanders
  5. 8:35 – Next Meeting Date: None. If the motion to dissolve the VMICC passes, and the plan for dissolution is approved by the members, there will be no more meetings of the VMICC, unless the Attorney General doesn’t approve our plan of dissolution. The VMICC board will be working on implementing the plan, and we will have reports at the V-MCC meetings on progress.
  6. 8:35 Adjourn meeting of VMICC


  1. 8:35 Formal Welcome
  2. 8:35 Old Business: Elections for new board members will take place in October. The board is elected every even year, for 2-year terms. If you have at least 3 hours a week to give to the cause, you can make a big difference. Self-nomination forms will soon be sent out to our mailing list, and will soon be on the V-MCC website, www.v-mcc, which is under construction. Self-Nomination Forms must be submitted to Gavin Kovite no later than October 1.
  3. 8:35 Old Business: Voting: Voting for the new board will take place in October, using Ranked Choice Voting. You must be a member to vote. Contact Diane Emerson  ( ) to see if you are a member of the new V-MCC, or sign on to be a member. Membership is open to full or part-time residents who are 18 years or older.
  4. 8:37 New Business: New Meeting Dates: Because of many problems associated with Monday meetings, the interim board for the new community council has approved new meeting days, to begin in December. The new days are proposed for the First and Third Wednesdays of the month. These days present the fewest conflicts with holidays, and provide the best timing for the Beachcomber.
    The following motion has been approved by the board, and drafted for the membership meeting: “Beginning in December, 2022, the dates for the meetings of the Vashon-Maury Community Council will be the first Wednesday for the board, and the third Wednesday for the community.”Discussion
    Vote will take place at the October 17 meeting.
  5. 8:45 Open Discussion
  6. 9:00 Next Meeting Date: Monday, October 17, 2022
  7. 9:00 Adjourn

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