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: Chair of City/School District Coordinating Committee and member of the Transportation Ad-hoc Work Group.
Regional committee assignments: King County Regional Transit Committee, Cascade Water Alliance Board Alternate, Washington State Cooper Jones Active Transportation Safety Council, and Regional Law, Safety and Justice Committee.
About Councilmember Pascal: Councilmember Pascal has actively volunteered his time on various City of Kirkland Commissions, organizations, and stakeholder groups since moving to Kirkland in 2001. He was first appointed by the Kirkland City Council to the Transportation Commission and served eight years as a Commissioner, two of those years as Chair. 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 and assisted in reconciling and updating land use regulations after the annexation of Juanita, Finn Hill, and Kingsgate neighborhoods.
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 also served as co-chair of the Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods in 2016.
His passion for improving transportation safety and mobility has led to his participation on a number of advisory groups for the City that helped guide the outcomes of the 100th Avenue NE Corridor Study, the Juanita Drive Corridor Study and the Central Way Corridor Improvements. Councilmember Pascal helped establish the City's Neighborhood Safety Program in 2014 to support the implementation of low-cost safety improvements around schools, parks and activity centers. He also participated in the Finn Hill Fire Station siting analysis and was a community participant in developing the Kirkland Fire Department Strategic Plan to assist in improving response times to underserved areas of the community.
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 regularly works as a consultant for public agencies, advising on transportation studies and capital 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. Councilmember Pascal and his wife Kristin have two children.
Councilmember Pascal can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-587-3530. He is generally available to meet with constituents on Fridays. For scheduling assistance, please contact Amy Bolen, Executive Assistant, at 425-587-3007.