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Council Member Doreen Marchione

Position 7
Term Expires: 12/31/17

Doreen Marchione 2014Councilmember Doreen Marchione began her first term on the Kirkland City Council in January 2010. She was chosen by the Council to serve as Deputy Mayor 2012-2014.  She has lived in Kirkland since 1992.

Current City Council committee assignments: Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee, Legislative Committee, and Chair of Finance and Administration Committee.

Regional representation: Cascade Water Alliance, Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC) (Alternate), and Sound Cities Association (SCA) Committee to End Homelessness in King County.

About Councilmember Marchione: Councilmember Doreen Marchione was the President of Hopelink from 1992 through 2007. Under her leadership, Hopelink grew from an agency serving 20,000 residents each year in north and east King County to an agency serving 50,000 residents in 2007. The agency’s operating budget has grew from $9 million to $44 million during that time, and added a number of new programs including family development and literacy.

Councilmember Marchione has a long history of involvement in human services. She was a Commissioner of the King County Housing Authority and served on the boards of the United Way of King County, NPower, and was a member of the Visiting Committee for Seattle University’s Masters of Non-Profit Management, and the Leadership Council of the College of Arts and Sciences. She is the past President of the Washington State Association of Community Action Agencies, Redmond Rotary Club, and was a founder of the Executive Alliance.

Councilmember Marchione played an integral role in the development of a new 50-unit transitional housing and an 8-unit emergency shelter in Redmond, Avondale Park, which opened in July 2004. She was also active on the Committee to End Homelessness, which is currently working to implement a plan to end homelessness in King County in 10 years.

She is a current member of the Board of the Kirkland Performance Center and is Past President. She was a member of the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board and the steering committee for the Sound Families Initiative of the Gates Foundation.

She has received several awards, including Seattle University’s Public Service Award, the Seattle University Centennial Award and the Municipal League’s Outstanding Elected Official Award. She has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Redmond Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Legacy Award from the Center for Ethical Leadership.

Prior to joining Hopelink, Councilmember Marchione served as the Mayor of Redmond, Washington for eight years (1984 through 1991) and served 4 years on the Redmond City Council.

She is a graduate of Seattle University, where she serves on the Leadership Council for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Councilmember Marchione can be reached at or
425-587-3533.  For scheduling assistance, please contact Amy Bolen, Executive Assistant, at 425-587-3007.

City Council
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3001 | F. 425.587.3019