Roshan Parikh moved to Kirkland in 1967 and graduated from Lake Washington High School, earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Washington, a Master's Degree from Seattle University, and is a CPA as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst. Professionally most of his career he served as the treasurer of a not-for-profit healthcare system. Roshan’s children also grew up in Kirkland and graduated from Lake Washington High School and from the University of Washington, and someday they hope a third generation will love Kirkland as much as them.
An outstanding feature of, and central to Kirkland’s character, is its system of parks and the city personnel who over generations develop, enhance, and maintain these crown jewels of our community. Integrating the philosophy of conversation, health and wellness and social equity to all of Kirkland and applying these goals to other city decisions related to development, population growth, transportation, and human services is essential to keep this city a desirable place to live for our generation and for those yet to come.
Roshan’s favorite string of parks runs from Waverly Beach Park through Heritage to Marina, David E. Brink, Marsh and Houghton Beach Park.