Mayor & Council


Mike Quinn, Mayor
mquinn@townofwoodway.comMayor Mike Quinn
Term ends: December 31, 2025

Mike worked at the Microsoft Corporation for 25 years, holding various roles across World Wide Sales Leadership, Global Supply Chain Operations, Strategic Planning and Finance.  Most recently, Mike served as Vice President of Sales leading and managing one of Microsoft's top Global Customers. Over the years he held key international roles including expatriate assignments in Dublin, Ireland and Shenzhen, China.

Prior to Microsoft, Mike held various financial and leadership roles across several Biotechnology and Health Care related companies located in Washington, California, and Texas.

Mike is active in his community, having been appointed as Mayor in January 2021 after serving his 3rd term for the Town Council in Woodway Washington. Mike also serves as a Trustee on the Board of Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington.

Mike grew up locally and attended Blanchet High School and Seattle Pacific University, majoring in Finance. He met his wife of 34 years at Blanchet and has 4 grown daughters. In his spare time, Mike enjoys outdoor activities including golfing, skiing, hiking and fly fishing. Additionally, Mike has a passion for bee keeping and keeps several hives locally.

Rajeev Thakur, Council Position 1
Term ends: December 31, 2025R. Thakur for web

Mr. Thakur was appointed to the Planning Commission in April 2021 and brings his extensive experience in architecture, urban planning, and economic development to the council. His career has included working with both large corporate clients and small communities. Mr. Thakur moved to Woodway with his wife three years ago after falling in love with the Pacific Northwest and Woodway. He feels that listening respectfully, patiently, and without prejudice is one of a councilmember’s most important jobs.

John Brock, Council Position 2Councilmember John Brock
Term ends: December 31, 2023

John grew up in Edmonds and joined the Coast Guard after graduating from high school. He served on active duty and as a reservist for a total twelve years. He studied civil engineering and land surveying in college. He currently works for a computer software company, providing technical support and development team work. John lives in the Woodway Estates neighborhood.

John served on the Town’s Planning Commission from January 2020 to February 2021. In March 2021, he was appointed to fill a Council vacancy. He feels that our local Town government has been “a bright spot, a welcome relief, and positive counterpoint to the chaos of our national politics.” “I am honored to be involved in that effort,” he said.


Councilmember Brian BogenBrian K. Bogen, Council Position 3
Term ends: December 31, 2025                            

Brian Bogen is a Managing Director at Cascadia Capital in their Private Capital Group making long term investments, primarily in family owned businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Hawaii. He has previously served as President and CEO of North Star Petroleum; as President of Bogen & Company, a financial consulting firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and debt offerings; and as Vice President for several regional banks.

Mr. Bogen is active in the community and recently served as President of the Board of Directors for the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Bogen also recently concluded his term as President of the Northwest Forum, a group of PNW based business leaders. He is currently on the Board of Directors for Long Live the Kings and serves as Chair of the Finance Committee. Bogen has previously served on the Board of Directors for A Contemporary Theatre, Northwest Chinook Recovery, the Washington Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Navios (a global shipping company), and currently serves on the Board of Hamilton Urban Partners, a leading apartment developer in the Seattle area.

Bogen graduated from the University of Washington and attended the Albers Graduate School of Business at Seattle University. He graduated from the Senior Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2005.

Bogen is an Eagle Scout and is a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoys Golfing, Fishing and Hunting. Mr. & Mrs. Bogen and their three children reside in Woodway, Washington!

Andrew DeDonker, Councilmember Andrew DeDonkerCouncil Position 4
Term ends: December 31, 2023

After serving two terms as a Town of Woodway Planning Commissioner, Andrew was elected to Council Position #4 in January of 2020. Andrew was born and raised in Edmonds and moved to the Twin Maples neighborhood of Woodway in 2013 with his wife and daughter. Andrew is the Director of Marketing at a local, globally-recognized brand, specializing in consumer and enterprise technology enablement. He’s a Cornell University trained Marketing Strategist and received his undergraduate degree from Seattle Pacific University.

Andrew’s goals for the Town of Woodway include keeping Woodway quiet, clean and safe, reducing traffic speed, maintain traffic volumes, enhance the social community within our town, bring resident’s concerns to the Council, and encourage future generations to participate in local government of our amazing town.

Elizabeth Mitchell, Council Position 5Councilmember Elizabeth Mitchell
Term ends: December 31, 2023

In 2008, Mayor Nichols appointed me to fill a vacancy on the Council. At that time my husband, stepdaughter, two dogs, two horses and I had lived in Woodway nearly a decade. Part of the reason we chose Woodway was the opportunity the town gives residents to keep horses and other “farm” animals at home. We also came for the trees and the unparalleled location.

Like almost everyone who lives here, I want to preserve Woodway’s character for future residents to enjoy as I have. The pressures of growth require us to participate in regional decision-making in order to preserve the Town’s character and understand the complex changes taking place in our County. Woodway was a sleepier sort of place when I first arrived, but I believe increased participation in County and State issues has been to the Town’s benefit.

As a Councilmember, I have represented the Town as a member of Snohomish County Cities, Snohomish County Tomorrow, the Snohomish County Policy Advisory Board, the Alliance for Housing Affordability, and as an alternate for the Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Board.

Apart from Town activities, I spend time with my family and my horse, am nearly retired from a small business, serve on the board of the Whitehorse Foundation, and am re-activating an interest in art-making through membership in the Seattle Artist League.

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