Term: 2012 - 2015
First elected in 2007, John Marchione is now in his second term as mayor of Redmond, a thriving city 16 miles east of Seattle. The community of over 55,000 is home to major industries with national and international prominence including those in aerospace, high tech, gaming, and biotech as well as several thousand regional and local small businesses where over 80,000 people are employed. As mayor, he oversees seven departments consisting of more than 600 employees.
To date, with 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.
Locally, the Mayor has teamed up with a combination of local business, economic development, and community leaders to establish OneRedmond -- a private-public partnership for economic and community development working towards one vision for Redmond. He also worked with community leaders to found the Lake Washington Schools Foundation where he served as a board member and treasurer.
Regionally, Mayor Marchione is chair of the Cascade Water Alliance, serves on the boards of Sound Transit and Sound Cities Association (SCA), and he represents SCA as a member on the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Executive Board and Operations Board. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Medic One/EMS Levy Reauthorization Advisory Task Force. Nationally, Mayor Marchione was recently selected to serve on the U.S. Conference of Mayors Infrastructure Financing for Cities Task Force.
Prior to his election as mayor, John Marchione served for four years on the City Council. He has over 20 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.