Rick Forschler

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 Barry Ladenburg

Councilmember Rick Forschler

Council Position #1

Term:  January 2016 - December 2019
City Hall Phone:  206.973.4800
City Hall Mailing Address: 4800 South 188th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188-8605
City Hall Fax: 206.973.4819
Cell Phone:  206.397.5752
Email:  rforschler@seatacwa.gov
City Council Group Email: CityCouncil@seatacwa.gov



  • Retired Boeing Manufacturing Engineer and Information Technology Professional
  • Former Draftsman and Vocational Instructor
  • Business and IT Consultant


City of SeaTac

  • Elected City Council Member 2010-2013 & 2016-2019
  • Land Use and Parks (LUP) Committee Chair
  • Transportation and Public Works (T&PW) Committee Member
  • Code Compliance Committee Member
  • Highline Forum Alternate Member 
  • Hotel/Motel Tax Advisory Committee Representative
  • SeaTac/Tukwila Cooperative Committee Representative
  • Soundside Alliance policy Committee Representative 
  • Sound Cities Association (SCA) Public Issues Committee (PIC)Alternate Representative
  • WRIA9 Committee, SeaTac Representative
  • Past SCORE Committee, SeaTac Representative
  • Past Land Use and Parks (LUP) Committee Member
  • Past Administration and Finance (A&F) Committee Member
  • Past 509 Executive Committee, Vice Chair
  • Past Planning Commission Chair
  • Past Human Services Committee Chair

Other Associations

  • Chair Technology Committee, Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts (WASWD), 11 years
  • Past President King County Chapter, Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR), 6 years
  • Past elected Commissioner, Valley View Sewer District, 6 years
  • Past Co-Chair Highway 99 Action Committee 3 years (12 years member)


  • Married 42 years to wife Edwinna
  • Eight children
  • Twenty two (22) grand children


  • Certified Commissioner (WASWD)
  • Business Administration, E-Commerce (City University)
  • Vocational Instructor Certificate (Renton Technical College)
  • Journeyman Machinist Certificate (IAM JAC)