About Mayor Nicola Smith

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Nicola Smith took office as the Mayor of the City of Lynnwood in January of 2014. Mayor Smith coordinates and directs the overall management and administration of all city departments, implements council policies and directives and provides intergovernmental coordination between the City Council, city staff and other governmental entities.

Mayor Nicola Smith is currently a member of the following boards and organizations:

  • Community Transit Board of Directors
  • Sound Transit Board of Directors
  • Snohomish County Cities (SCC) Past President
  • Economic Alliance of Snohomish County (EASC) Board of Trustees
  • Partner Lynnwood
  • Housing Affordability Task Force (HART) Co-Chair
  • South Snohomish County CEO Round Table
  • Rotary Club of Lynnwood

Before being elected, Mayor Smith enjoyed a long career with Edmonds Community College as the Dean of Student Life where she oversaw student athletics, the Equity and Diversity Center, student government and programs, the Center for Families and Residential campus housing. Mayor Smith has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington and a Masters of Education from Western Washington University.