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Administration

Yarrow Point Town Hall is located at:

4030 - 95th Ave NE
Yarrow Point, WA 98004
Phone: (425) 454-6994
Fax: (425) 454-7899

Town Hall hours are:

Monday through Thursday (except holidays) from: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am to 12:00pm

The Mayor and staff of the Town conduct day-to-day operations, including responding to the needs of the general public, managing the Town's finances, maintaining the Town's streets and rights of way, issuing construction permits, inspecting projects during construction, and ensuring that the Town satisfies the requirements set by Federal, State, and Local regulations.

The Mayor and staff use several means of communication with the citizens of the Town, including:

  • Answering telephone inquiries about any number of topics.
  • Posting monthly meeting agendas at Town Hall for upcoming meetings of the Town Council, Planning Commission, Park Board, and Hearing Examiner.
    Publishing public hearing and public meeting notices in the Eastside Edition of the Seattle Times.
  • Distributing a quarterly newsletter to all residents of Yarrow Point describing actions contemplated and taken by the Town's elected and appointed officials as well as regional issues that are likely to impact the Town and its citizens.
  • Sending out e-mail notifications of important Town events and news.
    Citizens of the Town are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings of their elected and appointed officials in order to participate in their local government. The Town of Yarrow Point values the input of its citizens and attempts to meet the varied needs of its citizenry in a respectful and timely fashion.

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ADMINSTRATORS

Katy Kinney Harris

Mayor

I learned the value of community early in my close-knit Navy family life, moving and establishing new relationships 19 times before attending college. My three kids were raised on the Eastside with those same family values instilled in them. We all immediately felt at home in the community of Yarrow Point, buying a home on 94th in 2013. I highly regard preserving the unique qualities of Yarrow Point that make it such a wonderful place to live.

Outdoor/Experiential Education is a strong family value. My children’s interest in Environmental Science and Conservation paralleled mine, which led to decades of projects and service with the Seattle Aquarium Society, Woodland Park Zoo and Pacific Northwest YMCA Camps. My decades of advocacy for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Board of Ambassadors continues to keep me grounded and grateful. In addition to various local non-profit endeavors, I frequently travel to NYC where I passionately strive to produce an Original Broadway Musical.

I enjoy triathlons, hiking, swimming at Samena or in Lake Washington off the dock at Road End Beach or at Loch Lane Beach with my Golden Retriever Langley. You will likely see me walking around YP with her.

Please reach out to me for a walk around our neighborhood!

Bonnie Ritter

Clerk-Treasurer

I was a lifelong resident of Minnesota until I moved to Washington in February of 2018.  I bring to Yarrow Point almost 20 years of municipal experience in public administration, and 13 years of lessons learned as a stockbroker.  I find Yarrow Point a great fit for me. I have a passion for public service, and enjoy the small town feeling and the wide diversity of tasks that come with my position as Clerk-Treasurer. I appreciate the opportunity to work with a competent staff and community leaders. I have heard about the involved, intelligent and thoughtful residents, and look forward to meeting as many as I can. When I’m not working I enjoy golf, and spending time with my daughter and her family who live in the area.

Austen Wilcox

Deputy Clerk

I began working for Yarrow Point in the summer of 2008 in the building department part-time, and later left to pursue college courses and other work and educational opportunities. In February 2017, I came back and was able to utilize my prior experience working for the Town and a nearby jurisdiction as Yarrow Point’s Deputy Clerk. Due to Yarrow Point’s conservative size, it allows me to wear multiple “hats” in the office by working in different department settings where this type of practice would not be as commonly found in larger jurisdictions. My days are always eventful from working in one complete spectrum to another by issuing permits to managing the Town’s website. I especially enjoy working with my coworkers who thoroughly care about the work they do to improve the nature of the Town and support the residents. On the weekends, I enjoy my hobbies with motorsports, hiking, and spending time with family.

Istvan Lovas

Public Works Coordinator

My family moved from Hungary to the United States in 1989. We lived in Cincinnati Ohio until 1997, then moved to the Seattle area. I started working for the Town of Yarrow Point on May 1st, 1997. We raised our three children in Bellevue. What I like best about my job as Public Works Coordinator is interacting with all the residents of the Point. As most you know, I’m not shy and always interested in what is going on. If you see me out working on 92nd, please don’t hesitate to slow down and say “hello”. In my free time, I love to play Soccer and attend Sounders games.

SBN PLANNING

Town Planner

Planner Aleksandr Romanenko leads our work with the Town of Yarrow Point and is supported by business partners James Eager, and Dre Avila in accomplishing the various short and long range planning projects for the Town. With a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Washington, and a decade of prior work experience in the built environments as a project manager and architectural designer, Aleksandr brings a working knowledge of both the public and private sectors. 

 

The nimble nature of SBN Planning allows our team to quickly provide necessary reports, give feedback to staff or requesting parties, prepare notices, and remain current on Local, County, State, and Federal rules and regulations which pertain to Yarrow Point. On the weekends our team enjoys spending time with their families, going on outdoor adventures, and enjoying the various urban activities our region has to offer. To Learn more about our team see our profiles at www.sbnplanning.com

 

Stacia Schroeder

Town Engineer

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno. With over 18 years of experience in the Puget Sound area, I have managed a variety of engineering projects for public agencies, private developers, and tribal entities. I became the Town Engineer for Yarrow Point in January 2008. As the Town Engineer, I work closely with the Mayor, Town Council and other Town staff to monitor the Town’s right-of-way and infrastructure including roadways, surface water, domestic water, sanitary sewer and several other dry utilities. On behalf of the Town, I also manage capital improvement projects (CIPs), secure necessary state and federal permits, perform plan reviews and inspections and issue recommendations to the Town Council. I coordinate as needed with the Town Building Official, the Town Planner, surrounding local, state and federal agencies, and the community itself to help the Town operate as efficiently as possible.

Steve Wilcox

Town Building Official

I began working with the Town of Yarrow Point as the Building Official in April 2007.  In 1984 I graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management, and with additional minor studies in Civil Engineering and Architecture.  Since college I have worked as a Project Engineer for a commercial construction company, traveled the western United States as an (ADA) Accessibility Consultant, and participated with CH2M Hill evaluating east side light rail impacts on existing structures. I was Certified in 1994 as a Building Official. My role in local government has varied giving me experience as a Building Official, Fire Official, and Community Development Director.  I have been involved in the adoption of our State Building Code as a representative of the Washington Association of Building Officials. Twenty years of experience as a construction defect and premises liability expert in litigation matters has provided me with a unique perspective, and a practical view, on how to best apply codes as a building official. I enjoy the complex projects I am involved with in Yarrow Point as well as the intelligent and interesting people who live here.

Scott M. Missall

Town Attorney

Scott represents state and local governments, municipal entities, and their elected/appointed officials, both as a city attorney and as special counsel, on the full range of municipal issues, including public law and procedure; ethics compliance and elections; constitutional and intergovernmental matters; management and operational issues; policy and strategy questions; and related litigation. Besides serving as Yarrow Point Town Attorney, he has served as City Attorney for the City of Mill Creek (for 25+ years), City of Medina, and as Acting City Attorney for the City of Bothell on two occasions. He has extensive experience in all aspects of land use and development law, real estate, permitting, entitlements and enforcement actions, environmental matters and hazardous waste regulations; and related administrative hearings, trials and appeals. He enjoys hiking and running with his wife and dog, and has been an active member of the Seattle Goodwill Industries Board of Directors since 1997.