Nancy (Karr) Backus was first appointed to the Auburn City Council on July 7, 2003, elected to serve a two year term from 2004 to 2005, re-elected to her second term in 2005 and third term in 2009. Backus currently serves as Deputy Mayor, Chair of Planning and Community Development, Council Operations and Committee of the Whole, and was Chair of the Finance Committee for nine years. In addition, Nancy has served on King County Growth Management Planning Council and has been on the National League of Cities (NLC) Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Policy Committee for the last 6 years. She is also a member of the Economic Development Council of King County.
She served the Auburn community and citizens for 33 years as President of the Miss Auburn Scholarship Program, fundraiser for several local organizations and was the Co-President of the Washington Elementary School PTA. She has also been president and treasurer of the Washington State Association of Local Miss America Programs, and a member of the Auburn King County Library System Board. Backus also volunteers with Relay for Life.
She received the Miss Auburn Scholarship Program “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2013, Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound “Distinguished Alumni Award” in 2012, and Soroptimist International of Auburn "Women Helping Women" award in 2002.
She is a proud 2007 graduate of the Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound and also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Leadership Advantage course where she was selected by her fellow students to receive "The Human Principles in Action" award.
Nancy received her Associate of Arts degree from Green River Community College, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is a 24-year employee of The Boeing Company and is a Financial Operations Manager, for the company’s Commercial Airplane Group.
Backus and her husband Kemon live in Auburn with their daughter Alexis ("Lucky"), and she is proud to be a “Soccer Mom!”
c/o City of Auburn
25 West Main St.
Auburn, WA 98001
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Current term began: January 1, 2010
Current term ends: December 31, 2013