FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Redmond Mayor Angela Birney Elected 2022 Sound Cities Association (SCA) President

(Redmond, WA, January 22, 2022) – Redmond Mayor Angela Birney has been elected President of the Sound Cities Association (SCA), which represents 38 King County cities and provides a regional voice for more than one million people.

Renton City Councilmember Ed Prince serves as immediate Past President of SCA, and applauded Birney’s election as President, stating: “Angela is an outstanding regional leader and was a great partner to me as Vice President of SCA last year. I know that SCA will thrive in her capable hands this year as President.”

“Redmond and East King County have benefitted tremendously from Mayor Birney’s leadership, smarts and empathy. I’m excited to see her step up to help guide cities countywide as President of SCA,” said King County Council Chair and former Bellevue Mayor Claudia Balducci. “Congratulations to Mayor Birney and SCA! I look forward to working with her in this role over the next year.”

"I've had the opportunity to work closely with Angela for many years and she has always been a key partner and strong leader for both Redmond and the region," said King County Executive Dow Constantine. "As Angela brings her experience and expertise to this new role, I look forward to continued collaboration with her and SCA in the year ahead."

Elected as Mayor in 2019, Angela Birney is now in her first term as Mayor of Redmond. In addition to serving as SCA President, Mayor Birney serves on the King County Council Regional Policy Committee, Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board, Cascade Water Alliance Board as Vice-Chair, King County Regional Homelessness Authority, OneRedmond Board, Hopelink Board of Directors, King County-Cities Climate Collaboration (K4C), I-405/SR 167 Executive Advisory Committee, and Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee as an alternate.

Prior to serving as Mayor, Mayor Birney was elected to City Council in 2015 and served as Council President from 2018 to 2019. Prior to her Council service, she was the chair of the Redmond Parks and Trails Commission and volunteered her time at several different organizations throughout the Redmond community. She is a 2017 Leadership Eastside graduate.

Angela is a Washington native and grew up in Eastern Washington. She moved to Redmond in 1998. Formerly a middle school science teacher, she earned a Master of Education from Heritage University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology Education from Eastern Washington University. She lives on Education Hill with her husband and daughters.

The Sound Cities Association helps King County cities act locally and partner regionally to create vital and thriving communities through advocacy, education, leadership, mutual support, and networking.  

For Further Information:

Deanna Dawson                                                                                               

Executive Director, SCA                                                                                 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Enumclaw Mayor Jan Molinaro Elected 2022 Sound Cities Association (SCA) Vice President

 

(Enumclaw, WA, January 22, 2022) – Enumclaw Mayor Jan Molinaro has been elected Vice President of the Sound Cities Association (SCA), which represents 38 King County cities and provides a regional voice for more than one million people.

“Mayor Jan Molinaro has proven himself to be a dedicated and effective leader for the people of Enumclaw, and his perspective will be an asset in his new position as Vice President of the SCA Board of Directors,” said King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn. “I wish him great success and look forward to working with him in his new role in the coming year.”

 

Renton City Councilmember Ed Prince serves as immediate Past President of SCA, and applauded Molinaro’s election as Vice President, stating: “I have enjoyed serving on the board with Jan because he brings such a valuable and unique voice to our conversations. I am excited for his continued leadership as Vice President of SCA.”

 

2022 SCA President Mayor Angela Birney of Redmond agreed stating: “Mayor Molinaro brings the much needed perspective of our smaller cities to the Vice President role to as we will work together continue the mission of representing all of the Sound Cities.”

 

Mayor Molinaro is excited to take on this important role in the region, stating: “I very much appreciate having this opportunity to serve with an exceptionally talented group of board members in 2022.”

 

Mayor Molinaro began serving his second term as Mayor of Enumclaw in January 2022, having first been elected as mayor in 2017. Prior to serving as Mayor, Jan served on the Enumclaw City Council. Jan also served on the City’s Civil Service Commission, and has nearly 40 years of experience in Operations Management. Jan and his family have lived in Enumclaw for 26 years, and his children graduated from the Enumclaw School District.  

 

In addition to serving as Vice President of SCA, Mayor Molinaro will represent SCA and Enumclaw on the Executive Board of the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) in 2022. 

 

The Sound Cities Association helps King County cities act locally and partner regionally to create vital and thriving communities through advocacy, education, leadership, mutual support, and networking. 

 

 

For Further Information:

Deanna Dawson                                                                                               

Executive Director, SCA                                                                                 

(206) 495-3265 (cell)                                                                                                                                                      

Deanna@SoundCities.org                                                                            

www.soundcities.org