Deputy Mayor Doreen Marchione announced today that she will run for a second term on the Kirkland City Council. “As Kirkland settles into being a city of 80 thousand, we need Doreen’s experience and leadership skills”, said Mary-Alyce
Burleigh, former Kirkland Mayor.
During her first term Doreen said that she wanted to bring civility back to the Council, hire an exceptional City Manager, and ensure that the annexation area received all the services promised without a decline in service to the current residents. All three of these goals were accomplished.
As a champion of the Cross Kirkland Corridor, Doreen supports prompt conversion to an interim bike and pedestrian trail. “The corridor, along with a revitalized Totem Lake area, will knit together a cohesive city,” said Marchione. Master planning of a permanent trail will take place this year, and Doreen supports an open process in which all voices are heard regarding this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Doreen believes that our quality of life in Kirkland is what draws companies like Google to locate and expand in Kirkland. Doreen is committed to Kirkland’s economic development with an emphasis on the Totem Lake area, restoring services to the neighborhoods, and ensuring that Kirkland’s quality of life continues to be enhanced through the implementation of our Parks and Roads Levies.
She is also excited about the update to Kirkland's’ Comprehensive Plan, which will set the vision and plans for the next twenty years of development. “It is important that we get the Comprehensive Plan Update right, which is why I will ensure that the process is open and inviting to all citizens. I want to make sure Kirkland remains the most livable, walkable and inclusive city in the state.”
A kick-off campaign event will be held at The Kirkland Performance Center on Wednesday, April 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Go to www.doreenmarchione.com to RSVP or learn more.