King County Councilmember Sarah Perry is King County Council’s newest elected official! She represents King County District 3, a diverse and growing region with a district that represents the cities and/or surrounding areas of Issaquah, Sammamish, Redmond, Woodinville, Bothell, Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, Preston, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Snoqualmie Pass, and Skykomish.
Councilmember Perry has been a champion of behavioral health and has 30+ years of experience working in the non-profit and small business sectors. As a coalition builder, she is known for her expertise in creating strong foundations of civic collaboration and engagement to build progress in communities. She is also is a community leader who embraces inclusion and economic opportunity for all, increasing access to affordable housing and transit, and tackling climate change with the urgency required to protect all of our communities. Her main priorities are prioritizing environmental protection and transit alternatives, engaging with and supporting small businesses, building on initiatives that emphasize equity, access, and opportunity, and exploring innovative ways to meet the demand for behavioral health resources.
In addition to her consulting business with Perry Consulting, Sarah has worked as the Chief Development Officer for Social Venture Partners International, Executive Director at Eastside Housing (now Springboard Alliance) on Avondale in Redmond, the Sr. Director of University Initiatives at Seattle University and at Encompass (called Children's Services of Sno-Valley then). Earlier she co-founded the Si View Indoor Playground in North Bend, and started the Fall City Neighbors newsletter, both of which are still running in North Bend and Fall City, respectively, supporting families of all ages today.
Sarah is a member of the Issaquah Kiwanis Club, Sno-Valley and Greater Issaquah Chambers of Commerce, One-Redmond, and formerly with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Sarah also volunteers at the Issaquah Meals Program and Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank through both Kiwanis and her church, Spirit of Peace UCC. Sarah lives in Issaquah with her husband, Bill Ramos, and their dog, Sadie.
In 2023, we have three main priorities:
1. Behavioral health access
2. Environmental protection and preservation
3. Development of the creative economy, which is everything from arts, culture, heritage, farming, and more