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Welcome to the Sequim Good Governance League

Good Governance builds community, irresponsible governance divides community.

How Well Do You Know the 2022 Candidates?

SGGL Candidate Questions Project: In September 2022, SGGL asked candidates who represent the Sequim/Dungeness Valley to tell us about their views on good governance-related issues.

Click here to learn about the candidates: Candidate Questions

Thank You from the SGGL Board

The Sequim Good Governance League is humbled and inspired by the results of the November 2nd election and proud of these candidates who have stepped up to serve their community. We can’t wait to see what they will accomplish and now it is our job to be good constituents, understanding that our elected officials seek to listen and do what is best for all. We can’t say enough to thank all who have supported them to-date. This has truly been a community-led, grass roots effort that has been an honor to be a part of.

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SGGL in the News

The Nation

Our successful journey is the cover story on The Nation Magazine. Reporter Sasha Abramsky interviewed many people in our town and including people involved in good governance getting our new city council positions filled and new mayor appointed.


This story features the OLD mayor and his like minded council members and the way they were running Sequim's government. It touches and how we all pulled together and voted them out. Yay!!



The Sequim Good Governance League was formed to promote good governance in the City of Sequim. The league supports transparency, reasoned dialogue, and respect for individuals within the City administration, the City Council, and among citizens of Sequim and surrounding community. We support the council-manager form of government, which maximizes efficiency and professionalism in overseeing city operations.

Sequim Good Governance Board Members:
PJ Harris

Dale Jarvis

Chris Walker

Ruby Coulson

Michael Lowe

Harriet Hopgood

Karen Hamerquist

The Sequim Good Governance League Story

The confluence of events that took over 2020—the pandemic, an epidemic, rising awareness of systemic racism, a tumultuous federal election—revealed that national and global forces can intrude on Sequim’s civic concerns. A democratic-republic requires good governance to navigate such complexity. The Sequim Good Governance League was formed to support and promote good governance in Sequim and the surrounding Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. Good governance thrives on honesty, integrity, openness, inclusiveness, and accountability, using facts, reason, and ethical behaviors to develop non-partisan solutions that serve and protect the residents of Sequim. 






The Sequim Good Governance League (SGGL) is a nonpartisan civic organization that promotes, encourages, and advocates for good governance, and  educates the citizenry and those who seek and hold public office in the principles and practices of good governance.


Local governmental institutions in the greater Sequim area (the Sequim-Dungeness Valley) serve the needs and interests of the entire community through established best practices of good governance. Good governance is based on, among other things: honesty, integrity, accessibility, inclusiveness, transparency, equity, diversity, competence, accountability, using facts and reason, exhibiting ethical behaviors, and respecting the rule of law.


SGGL seeks to pursue its mission through the development and implementation of a broad, long-term approach, engaging citizens and our elected and appointed government officials in an ongoing dialogue about, and commitment to, good governance.

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