The mayor is the chief executive and administrative officer of the city and serves as the official and ceremonial head of the city on ceremonial occasions. Functions of the mayor include:
Being in charge of all departments and employees
Directing the preparation of and submits to the council a proposed yearly budget
Exercising the power to veto ordinances passed by the council (such veto may be overridden by vote of a majority of all councilmembers plus one more vote)
Making recommendations for council consideration and action
Presiding over all meetings of the City Council (mayor only has a vote in the case of a tie, except in the case of passage of any ordinance, grant, or revocation of franchise or license, or any resolution for the payment of money)
Reporting to the City Council concerning affairs of the city and its financial and other needs
Current Mayor Mayor Rob McFarland was elected to office in 2020 and is currently serving his first term. Prior to being elected as mayor, he served on the North Bend Planning Commission from May 2016 through December 2019. He has also served on the North Bend Parks Commission.
Mayor McFarland has served on several community organizations since moving to North Bend in 1997. His volunteer service includes Encompass NW, North Bend Parks Commission, North Bend Planning Commission, Meadowbrook Farm Preservation Association, Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation. Mayor McFarland’s term expires December 31, 2023.