We are one of the oldest and most consistently active community councils in the City of Seattle. Founded in 1924, our mission is to maintain a vigilant awareness of activities that affect the quality of life in Magnolia and to take appropriate action to promote and protect the interests of the community. The Magnolia Community Council (MCC) identifies and acts on these issues of concern by participating in the public process and by providing funding, management and/or labor for community projects.
Long time resident of 50+ years in Magnolia. He was born and raised in Magnolia at the Ft. Lawton Hospital which is now Discovery Park. He retired with over 30+ years with a background in Law Enforcement and Private Security Management. He is a US Army veteran with the 101st Airborne Division. He is now involved with Web Development, Mobile Application, Video Production and he has helped many non-profit organization and local businesses as a lead Generation Consultant in Magnolia. He is involved with the American Legion in Magnolia, Magnolia Queen Anne District Council, Magnolia Community Council, Magnolia Chamber of Commerce, The Seattle Fire Buff Society, Magnolia Summerfest, Magnolia Trail, Magnolia Manor Park, Friends of Discovery Park and the Seattle Smith Cove Park Project,
Stephen DeForest was raised in Magnolia, attending Magnolia Grade schooland Queen Anne High school. Following graduation from yale university and Harvard Law school he returned to seattle in 1960, and lived in Magnolia for the next 10 years, before moving to the north end. ln 2oo7 he and his wife returned to Magnolia' stephen was elected to the Magnolia Community Council Board in 2009, and served as its President2Ot2-20I4'
His other community related activities include chair of the united way of King county Planning and Allocations
Committee and on its Board, and Chairand Board memberof the Washington chapterof The Nature Conservancy' He was also presidentof the King County BarAssociation and of the Washington State Bar Association'
Chair, Magnolia/Queen Anne District Council; Board Member, Magnolia Community Council; Commissioner, Seattle Ethics & Election Commission; Former Chair, Municipal League of King County; Judge Pro Tem, Seattle Municipal Court (2001-2010); Assistant United States Attorney (federal prosecutor) 1971-2001; 40-year Magnolia resident.
Mary K. Montgomery was born and raised near Bellingham, Washington. Mary has a degree in Political Science from Western Washington University and moved Seattle over 30 years ago to begin her professional career. Mary is the Senior Paralegal in the Complex Litigation Group at Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Mary and her husband have lived in Magnolia for over 20 years and they enjoy hiking, biking (single bikes and their tandem) and motorcycling the back roads of the greater Pacific Northwest region.