Doreen Booth has joined the City of Kirkland staff as the new neighborhood services outreach coordinator. In the job, she will serve as the liaison between Kirkland’s 13 neighborhood associations and the city.
Booth replaces Kari Page, who has served in the role since its inception in 1999. Page has moved to a full-time position with the city’s capital projects team, where she will help oversee community engagement around park and public work projects throughout Kirkland.
“Kari Page did an outstanding job, and Doreen Booth is one of the few people who could replace her. We’re thrilled that Doreen is on board,” Kirkland City Councilmember Penny Sweet said in a statement. “She brings a combination of experience, connections with our communities and a staunch dedication to public service. The city is lucky to have her.”
Booth has worked with local government and non-profits in King and Pierce counties for 20 years. She worked for the City of Duvall for eight years and most recently served as policy analyst for the Sound Cities Association since 2011. Booth and her family are residents of the Juanita neighborhood.
“Kirkland has such a strong sense of community, and each neighborhood has its own unique character,” Booth said in the release. “I’m excited to work closely with each neighborhood to ensure they receive high-quality services, neighborhood associations are supported and issues are responsively addressed. Neighborhoods are at the heart of what creates Kirkland’s unique sense of community.”
For more information about Kirkland’s neighborhood services program, visit tinyurl.com/yd28gecu.