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City of Black Diamond


Carol Benson

Carol Benson

30005 232ND AVE SE


(206) 510-3424

Education: University of Washington, Bellevue College
Occupation: Full Time Mayor, retired Chief Financial Officer

As Mayor and a local resident for 42 years, I have worked hard to protect the quality of our community.  My vision is slow growing development that takes into consideration our roads, transportation, schools and protection of the environment.


Under my leadership I have increased our general fund balance and presented a sustainable budget every year.   With the help of the MPD’s we have replaced some critical infrastructure on Roberts Drive that increased fire flow to the area residents. The city has been awarded $2.2M grant to replace three culverts in Covington Creek with a bridge with guardrails and sidewalks.  We completed the pedestrian walkway over Rock Creek, which connected the Historic District of Black Diamond to Ten Trails.  A site plan for a new Fire Station on Lawson Hills has been approved.


I want to make our city the best it can be; together we can make a difference.

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