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Council Position 2

Melissa C. Oglesbee

Melissa C. Oglesbee

24710 Mason Street

Black Diamond, WA 98010

(253) 394-6611

Education: Tahoma High School, Green River Community College
Occupation: 12 Years Orthodontic Assistance

I was born and raised in Maple Valley. My husband and I along with our three children moved to this fantastic community in 2006. I’ve had the pleasure of volunteering in our community, while learning of the rich history of Black Diamond along the way.


It is crucial for Black Diamond to obtain a trusting and professional relationship between our citizens and their elected officials. I will preserve and protect our historical values and build a responsible governance that our residents can count on and be proud of. I will strive to be informed and involved in our future growth. This community deserves respectful representation.


I promise to do my best, while working hard to bring back and uphold the values our community deserves and I would be honored to represent you as your next city council member!

Michelle Young

Michelle Young

29834 232nd Ave se

Black diamond, Wa 98010

(253) 569-5295

Education: Lifelong continuing coursework in computer programming, math and music. Dean’s List Pierce College.
Occupation: Former Software Engineer, Publisher, Electronics Manufacturing. Currently Real Estate Broker.

We must restore respect for our City Council.


As your representative, I will step up to a Councilmember’s duty to develop and adopt laws and policies.   Our Council is our city’s governing body, not a rubber stamp for bureaucracies or special interests.


We need to manage and control growth better. My experience in the west coast real estate industry tells me that Black Diamond is at risk of making the same mistakes that brought traffic gridlock and fiscal problems to other communities.


The massive Yarrow Bay/Crown Development projects will require dozens of permits and renewals over the coming years.  The developers will likely request variances and revisions.  We must ensure that we don’t make a very challenging development even more problematic.


A good Councilmember combines wisdom and strength with courtesy and a sense of humor.  Let’s bring our community together, not by stifling dissent, but with listening and positive engagement.

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