Term: 2016 - 2019
First elected in 2007, John Marchione is now in his third term as mayor of Redmond, a thriving city 16 miles east of Seattle. The community of over 55,000 is home to a variety of industries such as aerospace, high tech, gaming, and biotech as well as several thousand small businesses where over 80,000 people are employed. As mayor, he oversees seven departments consisting of over 600 employees. To date, through Mayor Marchione's leadership, the City has adopted Budgeting by Priorities, completed the downtown street grid, and purchased the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line and converted it to the Redmond Central Connector, a multi-purpose trail that links Redmond to the region.
In the local community, John has teamed up with local business and community leaders to establish OneRedmond-- a combination of the business, economic development, and community leaders working towards one vision for Redmond. He also worked with other community leaders to found the Lake Washington Schools Foundation where he served as a board member and treasurer.
Regionally, Mayor Marchione is chair of Cascade Water Alliance, was president of Sound Cities Association (SCA), serves on the board of Sound Transit, is president of Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), and he represents SCA as a member on PSRC's Executive Board and Operations Board. Additionally, he served as a member of the Medic One/EMS Levy Reauthorization Advisory Task Force. Statewide, he convened tech cities throughout Washington to form the Washington Tech Cities Coalition (WTC2). Nationally, Mayor Marchione served on the U.S. Conference of Mayors Infrastructure Financing for Cities Task Force.
Before his election as mayor, John Marchione served on the City Council for four years. He has over 25 years of professional experience in local government working in finance, capital projects, water quality and supply, and economic development. He has worked for the cities of Snoqualmie, Kent, and Federal Way and the King County Budget Office.
John earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington (1987) and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Seattle University (1985).
Form of Government
Redmond has a strong Mayor/Council, non-partisan form of government. Seven council members and the Mayor, all representing the community at large, are each elected directly by the people for staggered four-year terms. The City Council adopts the City budget, establishes law and policy, approves appropriations and contracts, levies taxes and grants franchises.