Some of Kathy’s passions include working to end homelessness, protecting the survivors of domestic violence and working to ensure that government is both efficient and effective. This includes using the latest technology to serve the residents of King County. She was a driving force behind bringing Safe Place, an outreach program designed to provide access to immediate help and safety for youth in crisis to King County.
Councilmember Lambert has been honored by the United Way of King County as Outstanding Public Official of the Year for her work with Safe Place, by the Zonta Club of East King County for her leadership on the prevention of domestic violence and by King County as a Technology Champion.
Prior to serving on the King County Council, Kathy was a State Representative from the 45th District. She received her BA and her teaching credential from the University of Washington. Kathy taught school for sixteen years, is a former small business owner and is also a published poet and author of a children’s book about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kathy enjoys traveling, hiking and being a grandmother.