Councilmember Tom French Profile


Position 6

Term: January 2016 - December 2019  

Tom French was elected to the City Council in January 2012. He is a life-long resident of Lake Forest Park and attended Brookside Elementary, Kellogg Middle School, and Shorecrest High School. His father was the Associate Dean of the University of Washington Business School and an active volunteer in Lake Forest Park. Tom is married to Katy, an elementary school principal in the Edmonds School District.


City and Regional Representation

Vice-Chair, Council Budget & Finance Committee

Interim Council Liaison, Lake Forest Park Planning Commission

Member, Council Communications Committee

Alternate Member, Lake Ballinger/McAleer Creek Watershed Forum

Alternate Member, WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council

Alternate Member, Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee

Education and Professional Experience

Tom French attended the University of Washington and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management, International Business, and Creative Writing from Eckerd College. Tom has nearly two decades in senior positions in the software business, specializing in product strategy and strategic planning. He most recently served on the executive team of a software company specializing in cloud-based legal document drafting and matter management.


Citizens can reach Councilmember French by phone at 206-368-5440, Ext. 258 or email Councilmember French.