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City of Federal Way

Council Position No. 1

Lydia Assefa-Dawson

Lydia Assefa-Dawson

1600 SW DASH POINT RD # B-447


(253) 553-5084

Education: Masters in Organizational Management; BS in Biology, Leadership Certificates
Occupation: Federal Way Councilmember; Case Manager; board member; community volunteer

Over the last 3 decades, my career has been in Human Services, as a Director, a Program Manager, a Case Manager, and financial educator/coach, while also serving on several boards and committees at the local, regional, and state levels.


My top priorities include economic prosperity, housing opportunity, and public safety. Economic prosperity starts with access to opportunities to create a pathway to livable-wage employment, resources to entrepreneurships, adequate housing, affordable childcare, and financial education. We need affordable, decent, and safe housing, and opportunities for homeownership for our unhoused population, young professionals, and elderly. We must foster public safety by Increasing resources to address crime while tackling the underlying issues.


By embracing our rich and growing diversity, we can make Federal Way a wealthy and vibrant community. As a Councilmember since 2014, it would be my honor to receive your vote so I can continue to serve Federal Way residents.  

Mark Greene

Mark Greene

P.O. BOX 4201

FEDERAL WAY, WA 98063-4201

(206) 212-6343

Education: Inver Hills Community College, Graduate, A.A.S. (Legal Assistant Program)
Occupation: Legal Assistant; Marine Corps Veteran (Active: 1972 - 1974, Honorable)

Public safety is my top priority.  Every resident must feel safe in their community and at home.  I believe the police must have all the resources and personnel to perform their job.  They are under pressure every day and deserve our utmost respect. 


Anyone struggling with drug addiction should have access to a medical treatment facility.  However, if under special criminal circumstances, should be monitored by medical professionals 24/7 under state guidelines; this does not mean that they cannot refuse treatment, but if certain criminality is involved, should be under medical watch until a specified, short or limited amount of time has passed, or functioning normally. Pretty much the same for extreme mental illness as well.


I will work with business leaders to expand jobs and new revenue by implementing their proposals to attract new industry and businesses to Federal Way.  I think the arts could be one such industry.

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