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Nancy Tosta  
City Council
Title: Councilmember
Phone: (206) 248-5508
Councilmember Nancy Tosta

First Elected: November 2013
Deputy Mayor: 2015, 2017
Term Expires: December 2021

“It's been an honor and privilege to serve as a Burien Councilmember. I've gained a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in our community and have met thousands of wonderful people. I am committed to continuing to do what I can such that current residents and our children and grandchildren can thrive in our community. I will continue to work to help protect our environment, challenge and find opportunities for our youth, build our local economy, address growth and transportation needs, explore opportunities to provide housing, promote our arts, and advocate for improving our food system and keeping our community safe

all within budget!”

Current Assignments: 

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Advisory Task Force (alternate)
  • Highline Communities Coalition
  • KC Cities Climate Collaboration (K4C)
  • Sound Cities Association (SCA), Public Issues Committee (PIC) (alternate)
  • Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Growth Management Policy Board (GMPB)
  • King Conservation District Board of Supervisors (Associate Supervisor)
  • PSRC Regional Food Policy Council

Tosta was born in Connecticut and has lived in Ohio, Virginia, and California before moving to Burien, WA in 1996.

University of California at Berkeley, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in natural resources 

Tosta’s work experience includes 24 years in natural resources and technology for California State government (Sacramento, CA); 4 years with the Department of the Interior (Washington, DC); 3 years as Director of Growth Strategy for the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC); and 20 years as a business owner and consultant to public agencies and foundations. She is currently retired. 

Previous Service: 
Prior to her election to City Council in November 2013, Tosta served four years on the Burien Planning Commission.  She also served on the King County Metro Transit Center Planning Committee for Burien in 2007.  

Personal Interests:
In her spare time, Tosta serves on the Board of Directors of Tilth Alliance and enjoys spending time with her three grandsons, traveling, cooking, gardening, photography, and being a Sigur Ros groupie.  


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