Lucy Krakowiak was elected to the Burien City Council, Position 2, in November 2003 and is currently serving her third term. She previously served as Deputy Mayor and was elected by the Council to serve as Mayor in 2014. Lucy has lived in Burien since 1988 and has had a massage therapy business located in Burien since 1994. She was born and raised in Kailua-Oahu, Hawaii, and graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. Lucy explored the field of science as a high school biology and chemistry teacher and a field researcher at the University of Washington School of Forestry before settling down to her massage and craniosacral therapy career.
Lucy cares about her community. She believes that to make a community a great place to live, work, and play, and it starts with the individual. She rolls up her sleeves, learns about the issues and then participates with effective action. Lucy has been the chief organizer of Clean Sweep and a member of the Burien Business and Economic Development Partnership Advisory Board.
One of Lucy's goals is to enhance Burien's economic well-being with the revitalization of downtown, the preservation of neighborhoods, the enhancement of education, and the boosting of community services for our diverse population of all ages. Another is to encourage and welcome more Burien citizens to become involved with their community. She hopes to see more folks attending public meetings and taking an active role in the shaping of Burien's future.