Takele Gobena

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Takele Gobena

Councilmember Takele Gobena
Council Position #5

Term: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023
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: 206.348.2247
City Council Group Email:



  • Labor union representative, negotiator and represents thousands of workers in South King County and Seattle.


City of SeaTac

  • Member, Public Safety & Justice (PS&J) Committee
  • Member, Transportation & Public Works (T&PW) Committee
  • Member, Sidewalk Advisory Committee

Other Associations

  • Co-founder - SeaTac Community Coalition


  • Ethiopian American and a member of East African community
  • Father of three amazing daughters:  5, 4 and 2 years old, attending schools in SeaTac
  • Dedicating a lot of time for Community services 


  • Bachelor of Art in Politics, Philosophy, Economics and Minor in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
  • Highline Community College