The City of Kelso includes a City Council as well as Boards and Commissioners.
The Kelso City Council has the authority to set the City's policies. The Mayor, elected from among the Council Members, serves a two-year term and is recognized as head of the City, although he/she does not have any administrative duties.
Boards and Commissions
The Planning Commission conducts public hearings and takes action on the following; review and approval of the city's Comprehensive Land Use Plan, review of proposed annexations, zoning and rezoning requests.