6200 Southcenter Blvd.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Phone: 206 433-1850
Mayor Ekberg's Bio
Mayor Allan Ekberg was elected Tukwila’s 20th mayor in November of 2015. He previously served on the Tukwila City Council from 1990 to 1997 and 2010 to 2015 and the Tukwila Planning Commission (2003-2009). Prior to taking office, Mayor Ekberg was an Internet technology project/program manager, most recently with BECU, which is headquartered in Tukwila. In Mayor Ekberg’s career he worked with a wide variety of organizations, from Disney Parks & Resorts to consultancy Accenture Interactive.
A life-long Tukwila resident (except for military duty and college), Mayor Ekberg and his wife, Trish, live in the McMicken Heights neighborhood. Married for 30+ years, they have two grown children, a daughter, Karlin, who lives in Ellensburg working with horses and employed by Kittitas County, and a son, Erik, headed to graduate school for Research Psychology this year at CWU. Mayor Ekberg and his wife became grandparents for the first time in 2016 with their daughter’s birth of a granddaughter, Savana June. Also in the family is Nikki, a 14 year old Alaskan malamute.
Mayor Ekberg served in the United States Air Force and is a current member of the American Legion. He is also involved with the Tukwila Historical Society, Tukwila International Boulevard Action Committee, Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce and Seattle Southside. He serves on the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County, as well as the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Growth Management Policy Board. As Tukwila’s Mayor, he also represents the City’s interests at SCORE Jail, Valley Communications and the Cascade Water Alliance.
In his off time, Mayor Ekberg enjoys visiting the North Cascade Mountains, biking, hiking, kayaking and travel.