City Councilmembers

An image of Pam PruittPam Pruitt, Mayor
Position #3
Pruitt has been a resident of Mill Creek's Cottonwood neighborhood since 1980. She first joined the City Council in 1988, serving until 1995; during that time, she served as mayor in 1992-1993. Though involved in the community in the intervening time, she once again felt compelled to serve officially. She was re-elected in 2013, and has served as mayor since then. Pruitt's commitment to public service is focused on making things better for people in Mill Creek. She thrives on building relationships, and has done so in the community through her service on the Park Board, the SNOCOM Dispatch Board, and the Snohomish County Emergency Radio System Board. In her spare time, she likes to knit hats for chemo kids, write, and talk with community members she encounters while walking around Mill Creek. She holds degrees from the University of Washington in economics and political science. Her term expires Dec. 31, 2021.

An image of Brian HoltzclawBrian Holtzclaw, Mayor Pro Tem
Position #4
Holtzclaw moved into Mill Creek's Brighton neighborhood in October 2003. With a background in real estate development law, he has been interested in land-use and development issues for years. In 2013, he joined the City Council to bring oversight to the existing administration, to help address community concerns and to shape the community's growth. One priority for him is for the Council to move forward with a decision on what to do with the undeveloped property owned by the City adjacent to the Mill Creek Sports Park. He also seeks collaborative partnerships with other entities within Snohomish County to determine how to best address the needs of Mill Creek in a way that bolsters the City's economic development and tourism offerings. Holtzclaw is in-house legal counsel for a home building - land development company focusing on land-use and real-estate development issues. He obtained his law degree at the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University). He also holds a degree in economics from Whitman College. When not focusing on law or City matters, he is an avid cyclist. His term expires Dec. 31, 2021.

An image of John StecklerJohn Steckler
Position #1
Steckler is a 22-year resident of Mill Creek. Steckler and his wife fell in love with Mill Creek when they were looking for a place in which to raise their family. It was more than a place to live; Steckler and his family have established their roots in Mill Creek. As such, he decided to give back as much to the community as he could. Steckler has volunteered for many years in the local schools and scouting organizations. He is a Rotarian, as well as a charter member and board member of the newly formed Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek. After a deeply satisfying career in sales, marketing and operations, Steckler is semi-retired, but provides freelance consulting work in strategic planning and marketing for small- and mid-sized companies. His professional passion is to foster strategic growth wherever has opportunity. The City of Mill Creek is no exception. Appointed to fill a vacancy in 2018, Steckler sees an opportunity to position the City for long-term success while ensuring it grows in the right way. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. In his free time, he enjoys activities on the water including boating and fishing. He also is active in theater arts. His term expires upon certification of the general election in 2019.

An image of Jared MeadJared Mead
Position #2
Mead, who has lived in Mill Creek since 2001, has a passion for community. He loves this City because it provides many community engagement opportunities for residents, and is safe and friendly. He wants to ensure it is a place that others are proud to call home for years to come by ensuring its environmental sustainability. This includes maintaining the City’s trees, trails and natural aesthetics, as well as finding clean energy and efficiency solutions. Through his experiences living in three different Mill Creek neighborhoods, he brings a unique perspective on social issues to the table. He served on the City’s Planning Commission from 2014 to 2017, prior to his election to City Council. His professional experience centers on making a difference in governmental affairs. He currently serves as a legislative aide to Senator Guy Palumbo, from Washington’s first legislative district. Mead earned a bachelor’s degree in global studies from the University of Washington. In his spare time, he enjoys physical activities, including intramural sports at the new Arena Sports facility in Mill Creek, as well as sampling the tastes of local restaurants with his wife. His term expires Dec. 31, 2021.

An image of Vincent CavaleriVince Cavaleri, Councilmember
Position #5
Cavaleri moved to the Webster's Pond neighborhood of Mill Creek in 2004. In 2015, he was appointed to a vacant position on the City Council. Cavaleri subsequently was elected to a four-year term in November 2015. His service stems from a desire to be a fiscal representative for the community; he strives to ensure the City provides a superior level of service without implementing high taxes. During his tenure, the City has balanced its budget and saved millions of dollars on the City Hall and Annex renovation. A deputy with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office for more than 18 years, he also is passionate about keeping citizens safe without intruding on their civil liberties, and approaches decisions from this mindset. Cavaleri is a parks and recreation liaison for the City, advocating for green open spaces that are a clean and appropriate for all ages. He also serves on the Water Resource Inventory Areas 8 board, which handles surface water and ecological issues. During his down time, Cavaleri enjoys physical activities like hiking, biking, hot yoga and working out. His term expires Dec. 31, 2019.

An image of Mike ToddMike Todd, Councilmember
Position #6
Todd is a long-time resident of the Springtree neighborhood, where he moved in 1983. His civic participation developed from a desire to help obtain more soccer fields for the local soccer club when he was serving as a soccer coach and club administrator. He is a strong believer in citizens being engaged in local efforts that benefit their community. In 1999, he joined a task force to help develop a Metropolitan Parks District. That work led to his involvement with the Parks Board. In 2005, he was selected to fill a Council position due to a mid-term vacancy. He has served on the council ever since, including two terms as mayor from 2010 through 2014. He strives to help the City be involved in broader regional matters as he seeks to develop interagency partnerships. In that vein, he serves on the Puget Sound Regional Council, the Snohomish County Cities nonprofit organization, the Community Transit Board, and the North Puget Sound Soccer League. He earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and worked as an engineer at Fluke in Everett. In his downtime, he still enjoys playing soccer. His term expires Dec. 31, 2019.

An image of Mark BondMark Bond, Councilmember
Position #7
Bond's affinity for public service came early on in life. Unsure of a career path and seeking something that would make him happy down the road, he went on a 10-hour police ride-along. Bond was hooked. He tested for police work as soon as he was able and joined the Mill Creek Police Department in 1990, where he served the City for 11 years. He joined the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office in 2001, where he still works. At that time, he moved into the Highland Trails neighborhood. In 2004, Bond was first elected to the City Council. His tenure has been marked by humble service. He credits early City administrations for paving the way for the City to weather financial difficulties. Now, he seeks to ensure financial stability for the future. In addition, his passion for public safety helps guide the counsel on decisions impacting the life, health and property of community members. In addition to his council role, he serves on the Snohomish County Health District and the Joint Fire Board. Bond attended Shoreline Community College. In his down time, he enjoys strategy games. His term expires Dec. 31, 2019.