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Tukwila City Council
6200 Southcenter Blvd.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Councilmember Kathy Hougardy
Council Position No. 2
Time on the Council: Elected in November 2007.
Education and Career: After attending Renton High School, Kathy graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Visual Communications. Her career has included working as a marketing support representative and owning a small business. She taught Graphic Arts at Seattle Central Community College for 12 years.
Family: Kathy and her husband Ed moved from South Seattle to Tukwila in 1993. They have three sons; Andrew, a 2016 Foster High School graduate, Daniel, a 2019 FHS graduate, and Timothy, who lives in Athens, Georgia.
Interests: Music, gardening and photography
- 2019 Tukwila City Council President
- Chair of the Soundside Alliance for Economic Development Board
- Member of the Greater Seattle Partners Executive Council
- Co-chair of the Highline Forum, 2019
- Member and past chair of the City of Tukwila Equity and Social Justice Commission
- Association of Washington Cities Nominating Committee, 2020
- Caucus Vice-Chair of the Metropolitan King County Regional Transit Committee
- South County Regional Transportation Board member
- Member of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce and the Tukwila Historical Society