City Councilmembers

An image of Brian HoltzclawBrian Holtzclaw, Mayor 
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 2014, 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, Councilmember
Position #1
Steckler is a 23-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 Dec. 31, 2021.

An image of Stephanie VignalStephanie Vignal, Mayor Pro Tem
Position #2
Vignal is a four-year resident of Mill Creek. Since moving to Mill Creek with her family, she has been civically engaged, including serving on the Park and Recreation Board. She is passionate about helping the City develop economic prosperity while careful balancing it with long-term planning that underscores a livable community. She holds a degree in business administration from Gardner-Webb University. She previously served as a property manager. Her term expires Dec. 31, 2021.

Adam Morgan, Councilmember
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Councilman Adam Morgan is a six year resident of Mill Creek.  A local business owner, he has a degree in business Administration from California State University at Northridge.  He is the president of his Homeowners Association, coach for the Little League and is a community charity organizer.  Adam values bringing people together for a common purpose and values creating a platform where all Mill Creek residents can share their thoughts, opinions and ideas and be heard. One of Councilman Morgan’s leadership objectives is to create forums where all interested parties can come to the table and have the opportunity to present their ideas and concerns.  He sees his role on City Council as a facilitator for the will of the residents.  He supports the City’s STAR values – Service, Teamwork, Accountability and Respect.  He ascribes to each of these values and believes that each one is essential to the operation and management of the City

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, 2023.

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, 2023.

Benjamin Briles, Councilmember 
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Benjamin Briles is an eight year resident of Mill Creek.  He is employed as a Mechanical Design Engineer at Boeing.  He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University and has completed graduate work Physics, Math and Statistics at the University of Houston at Clear Lake.  Councilman Briles is the past Chair of the City’s Arts and Beautification Board.  He is a member of the Mill Creek Boulevard Sub-Area Project Advisory Committee as well as the Kiwanis of Mill Creek Board of Directors.  He and his wife volunteer on the Mill Creek Elementary PTA and he serves as a Commissioner on the Snohomish County Planning Commission.  Councilman Briles loves the festivals, parades and ceremonies held in the City.  He especially likes the City’s beautiful trails and parks.  Councilman Briles joined Council to serve and to contribute to making sound policies for the future.  His open and collaborative style will likely serve him well as he works to become an effective, integral member of our Council.