Barbara de Michele, Deputy Council President


Deputy Council President de Michele currently holds Position Number 3 on the City Council.

  • Elected: Nov. 2, 2021
  • Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2025

Barbara de Michele has served on the Issaquah City Council since 2019. She has lived in Issaquah, primarily the Olde Town neighborhood, for nearly 38 years. Barbara previously served two terms on the Issaquah School Board. She has led numerous civic organizations, as well as the City’s Arts Commission. She retired from the King County Department of Transportation in 2010 and has since directed efforts to address challenges facing young people, including, most recently, helping to found The Garage, A Teen Café.

Barbara is focused on helping Issaquah become more affordable; improving roads and transit; increasing alternative mobility measures; and helping Issaquah’s human services and nonprofits cope with increased demand for services. 

“During the pandemic, Issaquah has proven time and again that it is a resilient and caring community,” she said. “I hope we can balance excellent infrastructure improvements with equally sound human services and neighborhood connections.” 

Barbara’s son John, daughter-in-law Dianne, and two grandchildren live in Covington.