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Mayor’s Biography

Term: 2024 - 2027

Elected as Mayor in 2019, Angela Birney is now in her second term as Mayor of Redmond. The community of over 77,000 is home to a variety of large industries such as aerospace, high tech, video game production, and biotech, as well as thousands of small businesses where over 99,000 people are employed.

As Mayor, she is the executive leader who develops the vision and implements the strategies for Redmond. She oversees eight departments and over 700 employees. The Mayor collaborates with the Council to set policies for the City of Redmond.

The Mayor serves on the Sound Transit Board, King County Regional Policy Committee (RPC) as Vice Chair, the Sound Cities Association Board as Past President, the National League of Cities/American Planning Association Housing Supply Accelerator Steering Committee, Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board, Cascade Water Alliance Board as Vice Chair, King County Regional Homelessness Authority Governing Committee, OneRedmond Board, Hopelink Board of Directors, King County-Cities Climate Collaboration (K4C), I-405/SR 167 Executive Advisory Committee, AWC Large City Advisory Committee and Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee as an alternate. She also served on the Association of Washington Cities Housing Solutions Group in 2022. 

Mayor Birney was elected to City Council in 2015 and served as Council President from 2018 to 2019. Prior to her Council service, she was the chair of the Redmond Parks and Trails Commission and volunteered her time at several different organizations throughout the Redmond community. She is a 2017 Leadership Eastside graduate.

Angela is a Washington native and grew up in Eastern Washington. She moved to Redmond in 1998. Formerly a middle school science teacher, she earned a Master of Education from Heritage University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology Education from Eastern Washington University. She lives on Education Hill with her husband and daughters.