Eileen Swarthout

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Tumwater Councilmember 

Councilmember Eileen Swarthout

Eileen Swarthout, Councilmember 
City of Tumwater, WA

Email: eswarthout@ci.tumwater.wa.us 
Phone: (360) 754-4120
Term of Office: 01/01/2018-12/31/2021
Position No. 4
Occupation: Legislative Assistant - Washington State Legislature


Council Committees/Intergovernmental Assignments

General Government Committee; Public Works Committee; Lodging Tax Advisory Committee - Chair; Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau (Experience Olympia and Beyond); Tumwater United for Families (TUFF)

Areas of Special Interest/Priorities

Support efforts to increase economic opportunities, especially the redevelopment of the Brewery District and new Town Center; maintain strong neighborhoods; improve sidewalks, bike lanes, and roads allowing citizens the opportunity to walk and ride safely; manage resources - both financial and environmental; maintain and preserve the unique characteristics that make Tumwater a great place to live.


Eileen and her children, Christopher, Conner, and Katherine, have called Tumwater home since 1989. Over the years, Eileen has been an active volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America, Ballet Northwest, The Washington Performing Arts Center and the Capitol's Visitors Center. As a runner, Eileen is concerned about providing safe roads, trails, and sidewalks for residents to exercise and enjoy the beauty of the Tumwater community.

Tumwater Elected Service History

Council Position No. 4 - Appointed 2014; Elected to a short-term 2015; Elected to a full term 2018


Councilmembers do not keep regular office hours at City Hall. Please contact the Executive Department at (360) 754-4120 to schedule an appointment.