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:
Executive Director, SCA
(206) 495-3265 (cell)