Karen Guzak has served on Council since January 2008 and was the Mayor for seven years. Her experience of service to community include being an award winning developer of historic buildings; Chair of the Historic Design Review Board; and Member of Citizen’s Committee for Strategic Planning, Chamber of Commerce, and Snohomish Women’s Network. She volunteers at the Food Bank and is a business owner of two local businesses; Angel Arms Works – public art, design and development of arts projects; and Yoga Circle Studio – teaching yoga and meditation for support of overall health of body & mind.
Karen and her partner Warner Blake renovated the old St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Snohomish in 1993 where they live and work. Warner has written two books on Snohomish history and they sponsor numerous concerts, community gatherings, and the annual Solstice Candlelight Walk…. all demonstrating their commitment and their love of this city.