Councilmember Catherine Stanford Profile

Position 2

Term:  January 2016 - December 2019

Catherine Stanford was first elected to City Council in 2008. Catherine grew up in San Francisco, California, and moved to Lake Forest Park in 1989. She is married and has two children and four grandchildren. Prior to serving on the Council, Catherine served on the Lake Forest Park Planning Commission for ten years (Chair for five) and the Board of Third Place Commons, chairing the Farmers Market Committee.


City and Regional Representation

Deputy Mayor and Council Chair, City of Lake Forest Park

Chair, Council Committee of the Whole

Member, Council Budget & Finance Committee

Member, Puget Sound Regional Council Economic Development District Board

Board Member, King County Economic Development Council

Member, Sound Cities Association Public Issues Committee

Member, Association of Washington Cities Legislative Priorities Committee

Education and Professional Experience

Catherine Stanford attended the University of San Francisco and majored in Social Psychology. Her career spans over 35 years in commercial real estate and includes work in both the public and the private sectors. She is currently the owner of a Seattle-based consulting business that specializes in real estate and assists clients in government and public affairs; strategic planning; and property development. Her clients include municipalities; developers; non-profit groups and industry associations. She also teaches classes in Strategic Facilities Planning and Project Management.

Prior to starting her own business, she was the Director of Real Estate for Pike Place Market in Seattle; Corporate Real Estate Manager for a worldwide high-tech manufacturing company in the San Francisco Bay area; and Director of Asset Management for a real estate development company, also located in the San Francisco Bay area.


Citizens can reach Councilmember Stanford by phone at 206-368-5440, Ext. 251 or email Councilmember Stanford.