Local Government

  • Orting City Official

    Joe Pestinger, Mayor  Mayor (Joe) Joachim Pestinger
    (360) 893-2219 ext. 125

    Mayor Pestinger currently serves the citizens of Orting until his term expires on December 31, 2017.  Find his page on the City of Orting's website.

    City Administrator - Mark Bethune
    (360) 893-2219 ext. 115


    City of Orting Mayor Pestinger is currently serving his first term as mayor.  There are seven council positions. The Orting City Council sets the budget, legislates, and creates City policy.

    The Orting City Council meets on the second and last Wednesday of each month at  7:00 pm.  Meetings are held at 7pm at the Public Safety Building and are open to the general public. 

    The first meeting of each month is taped and replayed on PCTV (Comcast channel 22) and Comcast On-Demand.

    Civil Service Commission

    Meets the second Monday of January, April, July and October at 6:30 pm in the Public Safety Building.  The Civil Service Commission oversees the hiring process for the Orting Police Department.

    Parks Commission

    Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Public Safety Building.  The Parks Commission makes recommendations to the City Council about the  improvement, maintenance and creation of City Parks.  

    Planning Commission

    Meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Public Safety Building.  The Planning Commission makes recommendations on land use and determinations on Architectural Design Review.