Councilmember Mark Phillips Profile


Position 5

Term:  January 2018 - December 2021

Mark Phillips was born in Seattle and went to elementary school in Mountlake Terrace.  His father was in the Air Force, so his family moved around to places like Fairbanks, Alaska and Las Vegas, Nevada.  His family returned to Seattle area in time for Mark to graduate from Edmonds High School.  He met his wife, Sarah, at the University of Washington.  They went on to teach at an international school in Jakarta, Indonesia, for three years, followed by 15 years in New York City. They returned to this area in 1991 and settled with their two children in Lake Forest Park.

Councilmember Mark Phillips 2020

City and Regional Representation

Council Liaison, Lake Forest Park Tree Board

Member, King Conservation District Advisory Committee

Vice Chair, Water Resource Inventory Area 8 Salmon Recovery Council (WRIA 8)

Alternate Member, Lake Ballinger/McAleer Creek Watershed Forum

Education and Professional Experience

Mark Phillips is a University of Washington graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a Masters in Education.  He also holds a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology from Columbia University.  Mark is a retired instructional developer, having worked in the banking, insurance, public sector and manufacturing fields.


Citizens can reach Councilmember Phillips by phone at 206-368-5440, Ext. 252 or email Councilmember Phillips.