SNOQUALMIE, Wash., May 10, 2019 – Snoqualmie City Councilmember Jim Mayhew announced today he would run to retain Position 4, the seat he has held since his appointment on October 9th, 2017.
“I want to maintain our exceptional community in Snoqualmie where families thrive’” said Mayhew. “I want to be a part of preserving the unique qualities and special recipe we have here and ensure it continues to succeed.”
Since joining the council Mayhew has led efforts to expand the city’s human services budget, and he led efforts to provide a dedicated on-ramp from Snoqualmie to westbound I-90 at the beginning of the Interchange Project as a member of the WSDOT Executive Advisory Committee. With his focus on supporting and fostering a strong community he worked with a group to explore potential funding for construction of an expanded community center within existing city resources.
He has pushed for increased transparency in council actions including accommodating increased resident input at committee meetings and supporting town hall and coffee-with-a-councilmember forums. And he has advocated strengthening the Council’s budget policies to ensure stable, sustainable matching of operating expenses with recurring revenues and to establish adequate, dedicated funding for capital needs. This includes assigning specific revenues to fund capital renewal cycles for streets, parks and open spaces, and other infrastructure as well as funding facilities improvements.
I have lived in Snoqualmie since 2009 with my wife Ramsey and our two now-teenage sons. I am a graduate of the Snoqualmie Citizens Academy and served for several years as a Board Member and as Treasurer of the Sno-Valley Wildcats. I spent my career as the Chief Financial Officer for a multi-national Fortune 1000 company and as a partner with KPMG, an accounting and consulting firm. I served on the boards of numerous community organizations for 30 years, and for the last 10 of those Ramsey and I have contributed our professional and philanthropic support to non-profit organizations throughout the Snoqualmie Valley.
We moved to Snoqualmie for the stunning mountain scenery, beautiful rural valley, small town community, and to be close to family that discovered this treasure and settled here in 2001. We couldn’t have made a better choice of where to raise our kids. The values and caring shown by our neighbors produced the community we dreamed of and more. It has been a privilege to devote much of my time for the past two years as a Snoqualmie councilmember since my appointment in 2017 working to protect and improve this wonderful community.
I attended Roosevelt High School in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Business Administration, Accounting Concentration. I am a Certified Public Accountant.
I led efforts to expand the Community Center with a pool, now planned for 2021, and played a key role in identifying responsible funding sources for this much-needed project without increasing taxes.
Working with State and local leaders, I fought to build a dedicated on-ramp from the Parkway to westbound I-90 by the end of 2019. This relieves congestion four years earlier than the planned completion of the Interchange improvements.
Snoqualmie deserves leaders who work effectively with others to find solutions
√ State Senator Mark Mullet
√ State Reps. Bill Ramos & Lisa Callan
√ Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson
√ Snoqualmie Councilmembers Bob
Jeans, Bryan Holloway, Matt Laase,
Katherine Ross and Sean Sundwall