William was appointed to the Sequim City Council in 2019. He ran for election to a full term on the Council in 2019. He contacted the Independent Advisory Association in March, 2019 and received our candidates's basic training. He won an uncontested election for City Council and was elected mayor by a 5 -2 majority when the new Council was formed in January, 2020.
Being very honored by his election to the position of Mayor by his fellow City Councilors, William hopes to bring a renewed sense of purpose to the Sequim City Council. He sees the Council as the voice of the people in managing the bureaucracy that, in turn, manages public affairs for the City of Sequim. He seeks to enforce civility in all council meetings and interactions as well as strive for transparency and accountability by his own personal example.
NAME: William Armacost
OFFICE: Mayor, City of Sequim
William has a lifetime of experience in commerce and as a small business owner. He currently owns and operates the respected Changes Salon And Spa in Sequim. Previously, he owned numerous small businesses including a home staging service, antique store and a small chain of styling salons (Sound Cutters) in and around the Olympic Peninsula. He started his career in New York City owning a glamour studio and was designated national spokesperson for Revlon. He also owns and manages residential and commercial income property. He has served on various festival and volunteer boards and has initiated fundraisers for community causes.
His wife, Tammy is Vice President, Regional Manager for Kitsap Bank
"During my 34 Years being part of the Sequim business community, I have gained much valuable insight into those aspects of city government that both help and hinder small businesses and rental property owners. The City of Sequim is not an isolated entity but exists in the context of the larger local community."
William exemplifies the spirit of our organization's mentor, Pericles of Athens:
"When a citizen is in any way distinguished, he is preferred to the public service, not as a matter of privilege, but as a reward of merit."