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About Councilmember Lisa Herbold

Councilmember Lisa Herbold has been a Highland Park resident for 19 years and Seattle resident for 27 years. She served as Councilmember Nick Licata's Legislative Aide, since coordinating his 1997 campaign. Lisa was elected to the City Council in 2015 and serves District 1, West Seattle and South Park.

On the Council, Lisa has worked on issues of access, fairness, and a commitment to a shared quality-of-life. She's helped craft and pass public policy that includes Paid Sick Leave, Secure Scheduling for retail and food service workers, a Rental Housing Inspection Program, legislation that prevents source of income discrimination against renters, $29 million housing bond for affordable housing, an acclaimed criminal justice diversion program, a police Observers' Bill of Rights, and a municipal Income Tax. Each of these examples are model public policy and many are being replicated in jurisdictions across the country, and are just a few examples of the work she's done to help Seattle residents.  

Lisa has a daughter with a family of her own, and is a happy Omi (German for "granny") to her granddaughter and grandson, as well as stepmom to her husband Bob's two girls.  As a community member and advocate, Lisa has served on the boards of Neighborhood House, Homestead Community Land Trust, the Tenants Union, and the Young Adult Independent Living Project.  She currently serves on the Kenney Foundation Board of Directors.