Seattle, Washington , United States
|| May 01, 1948
Nov 03, 2008 01:27pm
|Info||Richard Conlin was elected to the Seattle City Council in November 1997 and reelected in 2001. In his first term, he chaired the Council's Neighborhoods, Sustainability, and Community Development Committee, whose key mission was to move 37 neighborhood plans through Council approval. The successful completion of the Neighborhood Planning Program was a key step in Seattle’s implementation of Washington’s Growth Management Act. |
In his second term, Conlin serves as Chair of the Council’s Transportation Committee. He is currently working on implementing the region’s plan for improved transit, developing new funding sources for transportation maintenance and neighborhood transportation improvements, and supporting pedestrian and bicycle improvements to reduce dependence on the automobile. Conlin is also Vice-Chair of the Finance and Budget Committee and a member of the Urban Development and Planning Committee.
Conlin has been chosen as Vice-Chair of the Board of Health of Seattle and King County, as Vice-Chair of the Growth Management Planning Council of King County, and as Co-Chair of the Seashore Transportation Forum. He also represents Seattle on the regional committee overseeing salmon recovery in the Duwamish-Green River ecosystem.
Prior to being elected as a Seattle City Councilmember, Richard Conlin was Director of the Community and Environment Department at Metrocenter YMCA from 1985 to 1996. Among the programs he led were Seattle YMCA Earth Service Corps, supporting youth development through environmental education and action, and the Master Home Environmentalist, training volunteers to reduce home indoor pollution.
Richard and his wife, Sue Ann Allen, have lived in Madrona since 1982. Prior to his election to City Council, he served as Public Safety Chair and Land Use Chair for the Madrona Community Council, and was active in the development of the Central Area Neighborhood Plan. Sue Ann is the Training Director for the King County Dispute Resolution Center. Their three children are all graduates of Garfield High School. David Conlin is a graduate student in Conservation Biology at the University of Colorado, Tony Conlin-Allen works for a Seattle-area computer software company, and Caroline Allen is a student at Seattle Central Community College.
Richard enjoys hiking, backpacking, and bicycling. He is also an avid reader, who usually has a stack of books on request at the Seattle Public Library, and has been a member of his Book Club for more than ten years.