Mary Lou Pauly, Mayor

Mayor Mary Lou Pauly moved to Issaquah in 1993 with her family and resided on Squak Mountain (in The Woods neighborhood) until 2017. Trained as a civil engineer, she spent her early career in Public Works Engineering and later on as an environmental consultant. 

Mayor Pauly served on the City’s Development Commission from 1994 until her election to Council in 2013. She enjoys most all outdoor activities, but in particular soccer, skiing and biking. Mayor Pauly and her husband Karl are currently residents in the Olde Town neighborhood.

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Mayor’s Report

Learn more about what’s happening in our community via the Mayor’s reports, which are delivered twice a month at City Council meetings.

To view past reports from the Mayor, visit our YouTube channel.

Appointments

Regional:

  • Sound Cities Association (SCA) Legislative Committee: 2020
  • Sound Cities Association (SCA) Board of Directors: 2020
  • Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) – Member Representative for City: 2018–present
  • PSRC Executive Board: 2020
  • PSRC Transportation Policy Board (Sound City’s Association Representative): 2018–present
  • PSRC Growth Management Policy Board: 2014-2016
  • King Conservation District Advisory Board: 2014
  • King County Cities for Climate Collaboration: 2016–present
  • Mountains to Sound Greenway Advisory Board: 2018–present
  • Eastside Fire & Rescue Board: 2014–2019
  • Cascade Water Alliance Board: 2015–present
  • Southeast Alliance Transportation Coalition: 2018-present
  • Environment Committee, US Conference of Mayors: 2020

Local:

  • Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery: 2014-present
  • Issaquah Alps Trail Club Advisory Board: 2019-present
  1. City Council Elects Leadership

    Announcing Council President Lindsey Walsh and Deputy Council President Zach Hall. Read on...
  2. City Council Adopts 2022 Budget

    The Issaquah City Council adopted the 2022 budget during its Nov. 15, 2021 meeting. Read on...
  3. Mayor Mary Lou Receives Award for Climate Action

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors recently honored Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly for her efforts in addressing the climate crisis. Read on...