Councilmember Jennifer Robertson
Councilmember 1/1/09 - 12/31/19
Deputy Mayor 1/2/12 - 12/31/13
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Councilmember Jennifer Robertson was elected to the City Council in 2009 and served as deputy mayor in 2012 and 2013.
Jennifer was part of the council’s Light Rail Leadership Group, which negotiated the East Link tunnel funding agreement, cost-sharing and final route alignment. Due to her advocacy, at-grade crossings in Surrey Downs and Enatai were eliminated. Jennifer also co-authored the council’s 20-year vision for Bellevue, which has helped drive the city’s agenda since it was adopted in May 2014.
She serves as the Bellevue representative on the King County Growth Management Planning Council and the Economic Development District Board of the Puget Sound Regional Council.
She is also the council liaison to the Environmental Services Commission, the Bellevue School Board, Library Board and Bellevue Sister Cities Association. She also served on the Eastgate/I-90 Citizens Advisory Committee.
Jennifer is an attorney specializing in land use and municipal law. Prior to joining the council, she served on the Bellevue Planning Commission for six years, including a term as chair, and co-chaired Bellevue’s Light Rail Best Practices Committee.
Jennifer volunteers in Bellevue schools, and served as a member of its Fiscal Advisory Committee. She was also a member of the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Directors. She has been an active Girl Scout volunteer since 2004 and has been a troop leader since 2011.
Jennifer holds a law degree from Willamette University, cum laude, and a bachelor's degree in economics from University of Puget Sound.
Jennifer and husband Scott reside in the Somerset neighborhood and have three daughters, Kate, Maddy and Abby, all of whom attend Bellevue public schools.