Councilmember Lynne Robinson
Councilmember 1/1/14 - 12/31/17
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Dr. Lynne Robinson joined the City Council in 2014, and she has a long history of civic involvement. She served on the Parks and Community Services Board for five years, chairing it from 2011 to 2013, when the board guided the development of plans for the new waterfront Meydenbauer Bay Park and improvements to the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
Lynne advocates for the environment, parks and open spaces, human services and affordable housing in Bellevue. She proposed a property tax exemption adopted by the council for multifamily complexes that include affordable housing, as well as the city joining the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration. A proponent of tech startups, Lynne encouraged two 2014 events at City Hall, Bellevue Tech Hive and Startup Weekend Bellevue, as well as an Equity Crowdfunding Workshop in 2015.
She represents the council on the Mental Illness Drug Dependency Oversight Committee, Transportation Policy Board of the Puget Sound Regional Council, Safe Energy Leadership Association and King County Climate Control Coalition.
Lynne served on and chaired the Bellevue Network on Aging at the same time she was on the Park Board. Lynne is now council liaison to the Park Board.
A physical therapist with her own business, Lynne holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Regis University and a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Northwestern University Medical School. She also earned a bachelor's degree in community services from California State University Chico. In 2015 Governor Inslee appointed her to a three-year term on the state Board of Physical Therapy.
Lynne and husband Dan Watson have lived in the Woodridge neighborhood of Bellevue since 1997.