The City of Federal Way has an elected mayor form of government. The Mayor serves as the city's Chief Executive Officer and manages all the city departments (RCW. 35A 1200) and over 325 city employees in accordance with the policies and direction of the City Council.

The Mayor also directs city efforts for economic development, intergovernmental relations, public affairs and community relations, as well as all city departments. 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 $347 million biennial budget and capital improvement plan.

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