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Austin Bell  
City Council
Title: Deputy Mayor
Phone: (206) 248-5508
Councilmember Austin Bell

First Elected: November 2015 
Term Expires: December 2019 

"Burien is a beautiful community—a place I've been proud to call home. Ours is a compassionate, close-knit community, guided by our concern for others and commitment to our neighborhoods. I know that together, we can make our community more connected, open, and prosperous."

Current Assignments: 

  • Highline Communities Coalition (alternate)
  • KC Cities Climate Collaboration (K4C) (alternate)
  • Sound Cities Association (SCA), Public Issues Committee (PIC)
  • South County Area Transportation Board (SCATBd)
  • King County Regional Policy Committee

Bell is a fourth-generation Burien area resident. In the early 1900s, his great-grandfather settled in what would ultimately become Burien. His son, Bell's grandfather, won a mayoral bid and would have become Burien's first mayor if the voters had approved cityhood in that election. 


Highline College; University of Washington, bachelor’s degree; University of Washington, masters degree in Urban Planning and Public Administration (in progress). 

Bell is currently a full-time graduate student at the University of Washington. Prior to beginning his graduate degree, he worked as a licensed real estate broker. 

NOTICE:  The members of the Burien City Council are elected officials. State law provides that all correspondence sent to them (by any means, including e-mail) from the public is a public record. Therefore, any correspondence sent to the Council (by any means, including e-mail) by any member of the public will be disclosed to any person who makes a request. 


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