Term Expires: 12/31/21
Councilmember Jon Pascal was elected to Position 7 on the Kirkland City Council in November 2017, having previously been appointed to Position 2 when the seat was vacated in December 2016. Councilmember Pascal is a long-time resident of Kirkland having lived in both the Finn Hill neighborhood and now in the Juanita neighborhood.
Current City Council committee assignments: Public Safety Committee, Chair of Public Works, Parks and Human Services Committee, and Chair of City/School District Coordinating Committee.
Regional committee assignments: King County Flood Control District Advisory Committee, Regional Law, Safety and Justice Committee.
About Councilmember Pascal: Councilmember Pascal has actively volunteered his time over the last 16 years on various City of Kirkland Commissions, organizations, and stakeholder groups. In 2001, he was appointed by the Kirkland City Council to the Transportation Commission serving 8 years as a Commissioner and Chair for two of those years. During that time, he led the effort to develop the Commission's Transportation Conversations policy document and helped develop the City's Active Transportation Plan and Complete Streets Ordinance. In 2009 he was appointed to the Planning Commission where he served for 6 years.
Councilmember Pascal has also been active in his neighborhood, volunteering to lead the Denny Creek Neighborhood Alliance (DCNA) Exploratory Committee that helped expand the mission of DCNA to form the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA) in late 2011. He served on FHNA's Board of Directors from 2012 to 2016. He led FHNA's policy committee which worked with the City to prioritize needed transportation safety projects, preserve open space, expand Juanita Heights Park, and improve emergency services. He was elected co-chair of the Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods in 2016 but resigned his position upon appointment to the City Council.
His focus on transportation has led to his participation in a number of advisory groups for the City including the 100th Avenue NE Corridor Study, the Juanita Drive Corridor Study and the Central Way Advisory Group. Councilmember Pascal was also involved in the pilot study for the City's Neighborhood Safety Program. He participated in the Finn Hill Fire Station siting analysis and was a community participant in developing the Kirkland Fire Department Strategic Plan.
Councilmember Pascal is a principal and part owner of Transpo Group, an international transportation planning and engineering services company headquartered in Kirkland's Totem Lake area. His work focuses on delivering advanced transportation solutions that incorporate innovative technologies and smart growth principles. He assists in managing the firm's operations and business development, while also working as a consultant for public agencies, advising on transportation projects throughout the region and state. Councilmember Pascal is a proud alumnus of the University of Washington where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry and a Master of Science degree in Engineering. He was born and raised in Bellevue and moved to Kirkland in 2001. Councilmember Pascal and his wife Kristin have two children.
Councilmember Pascal can be reached at email@example.com or 425-587-3530. For scheduling assistance, please contact Amy Bolen, Executive Assistant, at 425-587-3007.