Elected as Mayor in 2019, Angela Birney is now in her first term as Mayor of Redmond. The community of over 69,900 is home to a variety of several large industries such as aerospace, high tech, video game production, and biotech, as well as thousands of small businesses where over 85,000 people are employed.
As Mayor, she is the executive leader, with oversight of eight departments and over 600 employees. The Mayor collaborates with Council to set the strategy, vision, and policies for the City of Redmond.
The Mayor serves on the Hopelink Board of Directors, OneRedmond Board, Cascade Water Alliance Board, King County Council Regional Policy Committee, King County Regional Homelessness Authority, King County Climate Initiatives, Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board, I-405/SR 167 Executive Advisory Committee, Sound Cities Association Board, serving as Board Vice-President, and Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee.
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.