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Rich Wagner

Rich Wagner

Rich Wagner has served on the Auburn City Council since 1990. Prior to that he was on the City Planning Commission for three years. 

Regionally, Wagner serves on the Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board, the Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee, the Regional Access Mobility Partnership, the Puyallup River Watershed Forum, the Pierce County Regional Council and is an alternate member of the Valley Regional Fire Authority Board of Governance. He is the City Council representative on the Auburn Arts Commission. 

Rich holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University (WSU) and a Master of Science Degree in Engineering from Santa Clara University. He is a member of the WSU College of Engineering & Architecture Advisory Board. He is retired from the Weyerhaeuser Company where he worked for 25 years in building products research. Before that, he was employed for 20 years as a development engineer in the computer industry with International Business Machines and the Tally Corporation. He traveled extensively, domestically and internationally, during his business career. 

Rich is married to Kay, a homemaker. They have four adult children who have all graduated from Auburn schools. Two daughters, Jill and Holly, have followed him into the engineering profession. He has four grandchildren. A lifelong builder, he enjoys making things. 

He founded the Hidden Valley Homeowners Association in the 400 acre Southeast Auburn neighborhood of five acre home sites where they lived for 38 years until moving recently to the Forest Villa neighborhood, keeping horses that were used for many years of back country trail riding. He was born and grew up in the small town of Okanogan in eastern Washington, with his sister Carolyn, mother Beth and father Ralph. His pioneer family owned apple orchards, ran the local blacksmith business and his father worked at the bank. 

CONTACT:
Rich Wagner
c/o City of Auburn
25 West Main St.
Auburn, WA 98001

253-261-3263 (p)
253-288-3132 (f)
Email Rich Wagner (e)

Current term began: January 1, 2014
Current term ends: December 31, 2017