Reach Councilmember Budell
Kent City Council
220 Fourth Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
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Term Began: January 2016
Term Expires: December 31, 2019
Member: Economic & Community Development Committee; Parks & Human Services Committee
Calling Kent home since 2006, Tina Budell fell in love with her North Park neighborhood because it reminds her of the southern California neighborhood she grew-up in. Eventually, Tina moved to northern California to attend Humbolt State University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Art Education and Printmaking.
Tina enjoys gardening, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and hiking. Her first treks took her through the San Gabriel Mountains, but it was the Redwoods where Tina discovered her love for the Pacific Northwest. She's a doting mom that loves to spoil her parrots, Hambone and George - a rescue Amazon, and her dog, Lawrence.
Tina's community and volunteer service includes:
- Sound Cities Association Domestic Violence Initiative Regional Task Force, voting member
- Kent’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
- No on Proposition #1 Committee
- North Park Neighborhood Council; named president in 2009 after helping draft the bylaws necessary to gain official recognition by the City Council.
Tina spent 17 years as a television newscast director at Northwest Cable News and KIRO TV before turning her attention to the technology field. Since then, she's managed projects at large companies including Microsoft and the Walt Disney Company, as well as smaller, local start-ups.