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Bob Edgar  
City Council
Title: Councilmember
Phone: (206) 248-5508
Deputy Mayor Bob Edgar

First Elected: November 2011
Deputy Mayor: 2014, 2016, 2017 
Term Expires: December 2019

“My goal for Burien: a safe, vibrant city with a small town flavor that supports Burien residents, families and businesses for the long-term.  I stand for open, honest, responsive government where citizen and neighborhood voices are listened to with respect and reflected in city government decisions.  People want to move to, live in and take pride in a city that has strong, friendly and safe neighborhoods.”

Current Assignments: 

  • Soundside Alliance Policy Committee
  • Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 9 (Central Puget Sound Watershed Forum)

Edgar has lived in the Burien area since 1979, both east of Ambaum and west of Ambaum and in the north and south ends of the city and has worked in corporate education at Boeing.

Edgar holds undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, Earth Science, and Information Systems; a masters degree in Business Administration (MBA); and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership. 

Edgar works in corporate education with Boeing.

Previous Service:
Edgar has been involved in numerous community groups and served on many committees to improve Burien that: established the Salmon Creek greenbelt as the first green space in King County via ballot initiative; revised the Burien Comprehensive Plan, Shoreline Master Plan, Critical Areas Ordinance; served on the Port of Seattle Noise Abatement Citizen Committee; was one of the founding Board members of Sustainable Burien; member of Neighbors of Seahurst Park; Board Member of the Shorewood on the Sound Community Club; Committee Member for the Salmon Creek Neighborhood Plan which was included in the Burien Comprehensive Plan; as well as serving on other local groups.

Personal Interests:
He has been a member of numerous national and international scientific research teams that collect longitudinal data on various animal populations. Local work on preserving bird populations, salmon recovery, and amphibian recovery. Long time involvement and membership with the World Affairs Council.  Avid reader.

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