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North Bend’s 21st mayor, Mary Miller, was publicly sworn in by City Clerk Susie Oppedal during the January 2, 2024, City Council Meeting. Her term began on January 1.
Since moving to North Bend in 1991, Mayor Miller has been an active participant in local government and economic development. She served on the City Council for four years, until her term expired on December 31, 2023. Mayor Miller also served as 2023 Chairs of the Community and Economic Development Committee, and the Transportation and Public Works Committee. Prior to serving as a City Councilmember, she served on the City’s Planning Commission from 2016 through 2019.
She was instrumental in both the creation and growth of the North Bend Downtown Foundation, now in existence for over a decade. In addition, Mayor Miller served in 2023 as the liaison to the City’s Economic Development Commission.
Mayor Miller raised two children in the Snoqualmie Valley School District, and has been an active, engaged citizen since making her home in North Bend 32 years ago. Additionally, she continues to volunteer for a variety of Snoqualmie Valley organizations, including serving on the Northwest Railway Museum’s Board and the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum Board, as well as serving as Vice President of the Snoqualmie Valley Governments Association. She is also an alternate to the Snoqualmie Watershed Forum.
In addition to volunteering in local schools and for community events, Mayor Miller captured many local, historic moments as the city photographer from 2009 to 2020. In addition to her professional experience as a freelance photographer, Mayor Miller has worked in the construction industry promoting traffic safety and emphasizing the significance of nurturing a robust infrastructure.
“I thank the community immensely for your incredible support that brought me to this position as your mayor. Over the next four years, I will endeavor to work tirelessly on your behalf with great thought, determination, and hope for the future of our wonderful City,” she said.
Watch the swearing-in ceremony by viewing the January 2, 2024 City Council meeting recording, which can be found at www.northbendwa.gov/civicmedia.
Pictured here: Mayor Mary Miller being sworn in by City Clerk Susie Oppedal at the January 2, 2024, City Council meeting.