Nancy Tosta Background

Service to Burien as a Councilmember

  • Deputy Mayor (2 years)
  • South Correctional Entity (SCORE) Administrative Board Member (2 years)
  • Sound Cities Association, Public Issues Committee Member or Alternate (4 years)
  • Member, National League of Cities, Community and Economic Development Committee (2 years)
  • Member, South Central Action Area Caucus Local Integrating Organization (a subcounty group addressing Puget Sound Recovery) on behalf of the Sound Cities Association (1 year)
  • King County City Climate Collaboration- K4C (4 years)
  • Member, King Conservation District Advisory Committee on behalf of the Sound Cities Association (2 years)
  • Alternate, King County Growth Management Policy Council on behalf of the Sound Cities Association (2 years)
  • Voting representative at the Association of WA Cities Annual Meeting (2 years)
  • Delegate to the National League of Cities Congressional Cities Meetings and National Meetings (3 years)
  • Chair, Burien Airport Committee (2017)
  • Chair, Burien Ad-Hoc Social Services Funding Committee (2017)

Qualifications for City Council

  • Resident of Burien for 21 years
  • More than twenty years in senior and executive level positons in regional, state, and federal government agencies across the country addressing environmental, natural resources, information technology, and growth management challenges
  • Nearly 18 years as a small business (~30 employees) owner in Seattle, consulting to global foundations, federal agencies, and state government on environment, environmental health, food systems, environmental justice, climate change, program and policy evaluation, geographic information systems, and economic development

Service in Burien Prior to City Council

  • Transit Center Planning Committee
  • Burien Planning Commission, including as Vice Chair (2010-2014)

Other Current Activities

  • Representative of Cities and Towns on the Puget Sound Regional Food Policy Council
  • Associate Member of the King Conservation District Board of Supervisors
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Tilth Alliance
  • Member of the King Conservation District Regional Food System Grants Subcommittee
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