Barbara de Michele, Councilmember


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

  • Elected: Nov. 7, 2019
  • Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2021

In Nov. 2019, Barbara de Michele was elected to represent Issaquah residents for the remainder of a two-year term on the Issaquah City Council. She has lived in Issaquah, primarily the Olde Town neighborhood, for nearly 35 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 and, more recently, served as Director of the Issaquah Schools Foundation Healthy Youth Initiative.

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. 

“I want Issaquah to remain the warm and welcoming place it was when I arrived here 35 years ago,” she said. “We need to 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.