Term Expires: 12/31/13
425-587-3001 (Council Office)
Mayor Joan McBride was elected by the City Council on January 3, 2012 to serve as mayor. Mayor McBride has served on the City Council since January 1998 and has served as Mayor from 2010-2013 and as Deputy Mayor from 2002-2009. Prior to her election to the City Council, Mayor McBride served as a member of the Houghton Community Council for six years, two terms as Chair.
Current committee assignments: Member of Finance Committee, the City/School District Coordinating Committee, Legislative Task Force, Disability Board and Council Housing Committee.
Regional representation: Vice-chair of WRIA 8 Salmon Recover Council, Co-chair Eastside Human Services Forum, I-405 Executive Committee, King County Flood Control Advisory Committee, King County Conservation District Advisory Committee, member Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Executive Board, MSWAC and Domestic Violence Initiative Committee.
About Mayor McBride: In 2007, Mayor Joan McBride was awarded the “Elected Official of the Year” by the Alliance of Eastside Agencies for Outstanding Contributions to Human Services on the Eastside. She also received the 2007 Special Service Award by the King Conservation District, a regional land conservation organization. In 2004, Mayor McBride received the "Community Partnership Award" presented by King County and Public Health-Seattle and King County for outstanding contribution to Public Health for her work on creating Kirkland neighborhood walking maps.
Mayor McBride has lived in Kirkland since 1960, graduated from Evergreen State College, and has an extensive background in human services, both professionally and as a volunteer. She is a founding board member of the Eastside Human Services Forum, a former board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and former Chair of the Kirkland Interfaith Network. Mayor McBride currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Bicycle Alliance of Washington and Family Resource Center. She also serves on the advisory board of Feet First. Mayor McBride served on the PTSA boards of Lakeview Elementary, Kirkland Junior High, and Lake Washington High School. She is a recipient of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission "Education" award, Kirkland Business and Professional Women "Women of Achievement" award, and Lakeview PTSA "Golden Acorn" award. Mayor McBride has worked to save popular public art sculptures in Kirkland, starting with the Puddle Jumpers.