John Marchione began his second term as Redmond’s mayor in 2012. Prior to his first term as mayor, John served Redmond for four years as a city councilmember. Mayor Marchione has led Redmond in realizing the community’s vision as a progressive high tech community that prioritizes arts/culture, the natural environment and quality schools. Beyond Redmond, he serves the Greater Seattle region as the Chair of the Cascade Water Alliance Board, a Sound Transit Boardmember, and as a member of Puget Sound Regional Council. Statewide, he convened tech cities throughout Washington to form the Washington Tech Cities Coalition (WTC2) to advocate for cities’ shared concerns on education funding, infrastructure investment and competitiveness issues. Mayor Marchione has over 20 years of professional experience in local government working on finance, capital projects, water quality and supply, and economic development. John earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington and a BA from Seattle University.