Northwest NEWS

June 19, 2000

Local News

Scott Hageman

New deputy mayor fills vacant seat

by Bronwyn Wilson, senior staff reporter

   Councilmember Scott Hageman was unanimously elected by his fellow councilmemebers to serve as the City of Woodinville's new Deputy Mayor.

   Filling the seat vacated by Deputy Mayor Marsha Engel, Hageman is in his second term with the City Council. A Woodinville resident for over 15 years, Hageman works for the Lake Washington School District and enjoys the Northwest life with his wife, Susan. In his off time, Hageman weaves volunteer work with his love for the outdoors.

   "I do a lot of volunteer work with my bicycling. I have EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) training." Hageman says he carries first aid supplies on his bike when riding with other cyclists and is ready to give medical aid to anyone needing it.

   He also runs the Summer Bike Patrol at Crystal Mountain and volunteers with the Crystal Mountain Ski Patrol. In between biking and skiing, Hageman finds time to sing in the University Presbyterian Choir.

   Councilmember Hageman's passion for parks is one of the reasons he became involved in city government. "I've always been interested in the parks," he says. He has worked as the chairperson for the Parks and Open Trails Committee for the Leota-Wellington Association and was the chairperson for Citizens for Woodinville's First Parks. He's pleased to have been involved in lobbying King County for the Open Space Bond Fund, which was the initial investment for Wilmot Park.

   He's also pleased with the progress the City has achieved. "I like the balance we're achieving, trying to preserve open spaces and recreational opportuinites, as well as the amenities that come with urban living."

   Hageman not only has parks on his list of interests, but also transportation with attention to environmental concerns. "One of my goals is working to achieve a holistic solution to our transportation challenges," he says.

   Hageman's position as Deputy Mayor will become effective July 1.