Suburban Cities Association appoints former Edmonds councilwoman as executive director

January 31, 2012

By Staff

Former Edmonds Councilwoman Deanna Dawson has been appointed executive director of the Suburban Cities Association, a coalition of Issaquah and 36 other King County cities.

Members include cities of less than 150,000 residents. The organization is dedicated to creating vital communities through advocacy, education, leadership and support.

“Deanna Dawson’s background and experience in nonprofit leadership and in city and county government make her an ideal fit for SCA,” Denis Law, Renton mayor and Suburban Cities Association vice chairman, said in a statement. “She has a demonstrated commitment to community, and a passion for public service. We feel confident that her vision and leadership will be a real asset to the suburban cities of King County.”

Dawson served on the Edmonds City Council from 2001-08 and also served as executive director of Snohomish County.

“Deanna Dawson has a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our region,” King County Executive Dow Constantine said. “She will be a strong advocate for the cities of King County, and she knows how to bring people together to build consensus and to create positive solutions.”

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