Rural Living in the Heart of the Yakima Valley

City Government


Rachel Ruelas

Mayor Rachel Ruelas is a native of Texas who moved to Mabton at a very young age. Rachel attended the Mabton School District through High School and has 6 children all whom have also attended and graduated from Mabton schools.

Mayor Ruelas has 9 grandchildren and has been married for 27 years. Rachel takes pride in her community and has also been involved in the community by holding the Miss Mabton Pageant Community Days and parades. Rachel loves to spend time with her family and loves to attend her grandchildrens' sporting events.

City Council

Diana Castaneda

Diana Castaneda
Position 1

Councilmember Diana Castaneda is a single mom, with two daughters and a son. She has lived in Mabton since 1972.  She was employed with Yakima Health District for 34 years until she retired, and also worked one year as a security officer for Sunnyside. Diana loves to spend time with her family, flowers, music and traveling.  Also, she enjoys meeting people, getting to know them and giving a helping hand when it is needed. 


Antonio Moreno
Position 2


Position 3
Councilwoman Vera Zavala

Vera Zavala
Position 4

Councilmember Vera Zavala was born and raised and educated in Mabton. She has raised four children and educated them in Mabton. Vera has served for 18 years on Mabton City Council.

Councilman Arturo De La Fuente

Arturo De La Fuente
Position 5

Councilmember Arturo De La Fuente was born in Texas and relocated to Mabton, Washington at an early age.  He was raised in Mabton, and went to school K-12 in Mabton public schools. After graduating from Mabton High School Arturo went overseas for 18-months.  After that he worked on a farm in the lower valley and then he was hired to work for the City of Mabton.  Arturo worked for the city for 27 years and then retired. He has been a volunteer firefighter for the past 28-years for the City of Mabton Fire Department.  In his leisure time Arturo enjoys hunting and fishing.


City Council Meetings

Council meetings every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at City Hall, 305 N. Main Street, Mabton, WA 98935. The study session begins at 6:00pm and the regular business meeting at 7:00pm.

A public comment period is held at the beginning of each regular meeting, with five minutes allotted per person. The study session is more informal and members of the public can comment on each item of discussion. If a member of the public wants an item included on the agenda, please contact the City Staff and make a request.

View the Agenda and Minutes for the City Council on the Public Documents page:

City Council documents
Planning Commission documents
Municipal Code

Members of the public are welcome to attend City Council meetings.