City Council

A collage of faces of the four men and one woman on the City Council, and City Hall, a large buildinTop Row - Left to Right: Mayor Urban Carmel, Vice Mayor Stephen Burke, Councilmember Max Perrey
Bottom Row - Left to Right - Councilmember Caroline Joachim, Councilmember Jim Wickham, Mill Valley City Hall


The City Council is the legislative body elected to represents its citizens. They receive input, develop and adopt the policy, and resolve public issues. They formulate City policy through motions, resolutions, and ordinances which reflect the needs of the public; and maintain a working knowledge of intergovernmental issues and how they will affect Mill Valley.

The mission of the Mill Valley City Council is to serve faithfully the residents and businesses of Mill Valley and nurture the City's overall quality of life. The Council does this by setting policy for the City and direction for Mill Valley's City Manager and its Boards and Commissions, at all times guided by values core to Mill Valley's heritage.

Regular Meetings

  • 5:30 pm
  • 1st and 3rd Mondays each month
  • Mill Valley City Hall Council Chambers
    26 Corte Madera Avenue
    Mill Valley, CA 94941

Please check the City Calendar to verify meeting dates and times, as holidays and other events sometimes change the regular schedule.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Name & Contact Information (Link)TitleTerm BeganTerm Ends
Urban CarmelMayor20202024
Stephen BurkeVice Mayor20212026
Max PerreyCouncilmember20222026
Caroline JoachimCouncilmember20232024
Jim Wickham

Priority Projects

Every year, the City Council conducts a strategic planning session in which it establishes its Priority Projects to support the Mission Statements, address Council Core Values, and implement Key Issues for the upcoming Fiscal Year. These projects are subsequently included the budget discussions for the two-year General Fund Budget and are reflected in the funding decisions for the current fiscal year. 


The City of Mill Valley is pleased to offer webcasting services for City Council, Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation meetings. Please visit the Webcasting and Streaming Video Archive page to view the video, agenda, and meeting documents such as staff reports, consent calendar items, and attachments.

Statements of Economic Interests (California Form 700)

City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above-elected officers may be obtained online, and in-person (by appointment).


Visit the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) website or download them online.

Form 700

Form 460/470


428 J Street
Suite 620
Sacramento, CA 95240

City Clerk's office (by appointment - please email
26 Corte Madera Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941


Councilmembers are paid $350 per month and do not receive benefits. Find out more on the Public Employee Database (California Government Compensation Website).