Sarah Moore

Burien City Councilmember Sarah MooreTime on Council

Current term: January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2025

Position: 5

Time in office: 2022 to present


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“I ran for office to serve the people of Burien, and I serve in the hopes that I can make a positive difference. I will prioritize intentional growth that respects Burien’s rich history while carefully planning for our future. I am focused on logical and community-led solutions, excited to share what I know, and motivated by a belief in public service and responsibility. Individual action is important, and participation in local governance makes a profound difference in community well-being and in people’s lives. I have never felt more welcome than I do here, and I want that for everyone.”

Sarah Moore has been a resident of Boulevard Park in North Burien since 2002. She moved here to raise her family—mathematician and Eagle Scout, Noah, and wildlife biologist Madeline who returned home after earning her graduate degree.

Sarah’s background is in STEM science education and she spent most of her career managing the animal exhibits including the butterfly house at Pacific Science Center. She spent parts of 2020 and 2021 managing a temporary isolation and quarantine facility for folks exposed to COVID-19 and without secure housing to isolate.

In 2021, she was hired as the first executive director of the Highline Botanical Garden, located in neighboring SeaTac, and is delighted to use the skills she learned on Burien’s Parks and Recreation Commission in her work and her position as city councilmember.

Sarah grew up in Loveland, Colorado and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Sarah has a strong volunteer presence in Burien, volunteering overnight at one of our homeless shelters, sitting on our Parks and Recreation Advisor Board, and co-founding and co-chairing ACLU People Power. She is a founding member of Burien People for Climate Action and serves on the board of REDACO (formerly Burien/White Center Community Support Network). She supports Burien’s vulnerable residents in times of crisis and enjoys our community when we celebrate. 

Updated March 21, 2022