Mayor Pete Lewis was elected to his current office in January of 2002 after having served as a city councilmember since 1998. He is currently serving in his fourth term as mayor.
Born in Boston, Mass. and growing up in a military family he has lived in many places across the United States. Lewis first came to the Auburn community in 1980 to work as a banker with a primary goal to find a permanent home for wife Kathy and their two daughters. For nearly 20 years, Lewis worked in Auburn as a community banker and community volunteer. He was involved with many community groups and served on multiple boards including The Auburn Noon Lions, Auburn Food Bank, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, North Auburn Merchants, Metro South King County Reorganization Committee, Parking Committee and the Miss Auburn Scholarship Program. He is a strong believer in community involvement. He has always been active in a variety of local organizations and encourages others to do the same.
Pete currently serves as chair of Association of Washington Cities Economic Development and Infrastructure sub-committee, Vice Chair of the King County Regional Policy Committee and Puget Sound Regional Committee Executive & Operations Board. He serves as a member on the Valley Communications Center (Valley Com) Board, Sound Cities Association (SCA), Public Issues Committee of SCA, Past South East Coalition for Housing, Chair, Green River Valley Flood Control District, South County Area Transportation Board, Pierce County Cities and Towns Forum, Valley Cities Association and the South Correctional Entity. In addition he is a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Transportation Committee, Tourism Committee and the Amtrak Advisory Board. He was recently asked to chair the Mayor's Task Force for returning Veterans. He also serves as a Trustee on the Green River Community College Board and is secretary for the Lakeland Hills HOA.