Lynnwood City Councilmember Shannon Sessions on Monday announced that she has filed to run for a second term in Position 7.
“It’s been an honor to serve our Lynnwood community in my capacity as Lynnwood Councilwoman for the past four years,” Sessions said. “The work is challenging, vital and meaningful. I take my commitment to my elected responsibility very seriously. Lynnwood is a rapidly growing community and we have so many dynamic issues and opportunities in front of us.”
Sessions said she is grateful for “the outpouring of support and encouragement” to serve another four years. “In both my public and professional lives, I have proven to be a positive, innovative leader who understands the importance of cooperation and teamwork to achieve goals for our city,” she said.
During her time on the council, Sessions said, she has demonstrated a “hands-on” approach to leadership, including being appointed by her peers as the council’s vice president in 2018. She said she also worked to expand ways for residents to be heard through neighborhood meetings such as “Conversations with the Council,” plus has prioritized “intentional interactions with our youth and elders and making Lynnwood a Veteran-Friendly City.”
Sessions is an Air Force veteran who served as an active duty firefighter, worked as editor of the former Enterprise newspapers and as City of Lynnwood Police public information officer and also owns Safety Sessions, a Lynnwood-based safety consulting and training firm. She is the Executive Director of Support 7, a Southwest Snohomish County non-profit organization that serves victims of trauma.
Sessions chairs the Lynnwood Tourism Advisory Board, and also serves on the city’s Historical Commission, as council liaison for the Lynnwood Police Citizens Patrol volunteers and alternate to the Snohomish County 911 board. In addition, she spent three years on the city’s Audit & Insurance/Finance Committee. As the military veteran on the council, she continues to meet with regional veteran experts as a member of the Mayor’s Veteran Round Table and Hero’s Café committee.
A graduate of Meadowdale High School who holds a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism from the University of Washington, Sessions is married to South County Fire & Rescue Capt. Keith Sessions. They have five children who are attending — or who have attended — Edmonds School District schools.
To learn more about Sessions’ campaign, visit the Shannon Sessions for Lynnwood City Council page on Facebook, call 425-478-6524 or email [email protected]