First Elected: November 2003
Mayor 2014, 2015, 2016
Deputy Mayor 2013
Term Expires: December 2019
SR 509 Gateway Project Executive Committee
Soundside Alliance Policy Committee
Highline Forum, alternate
Background: Krakowiak became a resident of Burien in 1989 and opened her Burien Medical Massage Therapy business in 1994.
Education: Oregon State University, bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in chemistry
Career: Krakowiak 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.
Involvements & Previous Service: Krakowiak has served as chief organizer of Clean Sweep and past member of the Burien Business and Economic Development Partnership (BEDP) advisory board. As a Councilmember, she has represented the City on the Sound Cities Association Board (Growth Management Planning Council, Public Issues Committee); Highline Forum; and Soundside Alliance Board.
QUOTE: “One of my 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. I hope to see more folks attending public meetings and taking an active role in the shaping of Burien's future.”
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