Term: Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
Roxanne Murphy was elected to the Bellingham City Council in 2014. Roxanne chairs the Finance and Personnel Committee and is a member of the Public Works/Public Safety and Community and Economic Development and Parks and Recreation Committees. She’s a public transportation advocate and rider and is a board member with the Whatcom Transportation Authority. She is also the Council liaison to the Bellingham Fire Pension Board and the Mount Baker Theater Board.
Roxanne is a Washington State Native in every sense of the word. She’s a member of the Nooksack Indian Tribe who has lived in Washington State all of her life. She has resided in Federal Way, Ellensburg, Tacoma and Seattle, with Bellingham being the best home she’s ever had.
Roxanne earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Central Washington University and a master’s degree in public administration from The Evergreen State College. She currently works as the Youth Director for her Nooksack Tribal Government and she previously worked as a public relations and community outreach specialist for the City of Tacoma, Woodland Park Zoo and Weyerhaeuser Company.
Roxanne is an avid cyclist who is a member of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club and has cycled her way through the Tour de Whatcom, Chuckanut Classic and Ski to Sea. You can also find her hiking, practicing yoga, swimming, power walking, skiing and weight lifting.
Roxanne is committed to improving the quality of life in Bellingham by preserving and supporting:
- Parks and Recreation
- Bellingham’s Downtown and Waterfront
- Lake Whatcom
- Local Businesses
- Alternative Modes of Transportation
- Our Local Schools and Educational Institutions.
She’s also dedicated to helping the current and next generations of female and people of color become community and elected leaders.