- Term Began: January 1, 2014
- Term Expires: December 31, 2017
Elected by Federal Way's voters every four years, the mayor serves as the city's chief executive officer and manages all the city departments and over 300 city employees in accordance with the policies and direction of the City Council
. The mayor also directs city efforts for economic development, intergovernmental relations, media and community relations. The mayor's office provides the City Council and management with a complete financial plan for all city funds and activities through the preparation and administration of the biennial budget and capital improvement plan.
Meet Mayor Jim Ferrell
Prior to being elected mayor, Jim Ferrell served as a King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor, defending victims of crime. He has served on the Federal Way City Council since 2003 and most recently served as Deputy Mayor. Jim and his wife Wendy are long-time Federal Way residents, and are raising a six-year old son. Jim graduated from the University of Washington and earned his law degree from Gonzaga University. He played Husky football under Coach Don James from 1985-1988 and received the Guy Flaherty Award, the storied football program's oldest and most prestigious award.