Contact The Council:
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 Buffalo, NY.
Interests: Music, gardening and photography
- City Council Community Services and Safety Committee, chair
- City Council Planning and Community Development Committee, member
- City of Tukwila Equity and Social Justice Commission, member and past chair
- Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors, member
- Association of Washington Cities Education and Training Committee, member
- Soundside Alliance for Economic Development Board, chair
- Greater Seattle Partners Executive Council, member
- Metropolitan King County Regional Transit Committee, past member, 2014-2020
- South County Regional Transportation Board, member
- Highline Forum, member and past chair
- Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, member
- Tukwila Historical Society, member