A reception for New and Returning Burien City Councilmembers will be held Monday, Jan. 9 starting at 6:30 p.m., with an oath of office at 7 p.m. at City Hall, located at 400 SW 152nd Street.
This reception is a January tradition, meant to welcome newly elected members – in this case Bob Edgar, who defeated Gordon Shaw in November – as well as welcome back returning members Lucy Krakowiak, Gerald Robison, Rose Clark, Jack Block, Jr., Joan McGilton and Brian Bennett.
The public is invited to this free event.
According to the city’s website (rather incomplete but we chalk that up to a new council), here’s what your 2012 City Council will look like (in alphabetical order):
Deputy Mayor Brian Bennett
* Suburban Cities Association
Councilmember Jack Block, Jr.
Councilmember Rose Clark
* Des Moines Memorial Drive Advisory Committee
* South Correctional Entity
Bob Edgar (NEW)
Bob Edgar was elected in November to Burien City Council, Position 4. His term runs through 2015. He has been a Burien resident for over 20 years, and has been active as a citizen helping preserve the Salmon Creek Green Belt and Seahurst Park. He has been a board member of Shorewood on the Sound Community and Sustainable Burien, a member of Neighbors of Seahurst Park, and a committee member working on the Salmon Creek Neighborhood Plan and Burien Comprehensive Plan. He has a doctorate from Seattle University in Educational Leadership and a Master of Business Administration in Information Systems.
Lucy Krakowiak won re-election to Position 2 on the Burien City Council, first elected in November 2003. Here new term runs through 2015. She has lived in Burien since 1988 and has had a local massage therapy business since 1994. She has been the chief organizer of Burien Clean Sweep and a member of the Burien Business and Economic Development Partnership Advisory Board. She also serves on the Suburban Cities Association Board of Directors, the King County Library System Board of Trustees and the King County Growth Management Planning Council.
Mayor Joan McGilton
* Water Resource Inventory Area 9
* King County Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee
* King County Council Regional Transit Committee
* South Central Area Caucus Group
Gerald F. (“Jerry”) Robison was appointed by the City Council in early 2011 for Position 6 and was elected to the position last November. Robison has been active in the North Highline area for many years, including service on the Burien Planning Commission as a member and vice chair. His other community activities have included the White Center Kiwanis, founding member of the North Highline Unincorporated Council; and President of the White Center Chamber of Commerce. He is an attorney with a private practice in the Highline area. Robison’s term on the City Council runs through 2015.