Phillippa is working to secure a healthy and bright future for the next generation

Phillippa Kassover Bio

Phillippa has served on the Lake Forest Park City Council since January, 2016.

Born and raised in the UK, Phillippa started her university education at the London School of Economics before moving to Colorado where she completed her degrees in Political Science and Sociology.

Phillippa began her professional career as a broadcast journalist in Colorado covering state and local politics.  Phillippa then served as a communications professional for University of Colorado, as well as a founding partner of Rocky Mountain Research, designing and analyzing surveys for local government.

In 1990, Phillippa joined The Colorado College, where she remained for 14 years, filling a variety of key roles in communications and fundraising and representing this national liberal arts college across the country. She then spent an exciting 3 years traveling the world and raising funds in the U.S., Europe, and Asia for Keystone Symposia, an international scientific conferencing organization focused on the future of biomedical research.

In 2007, when Phillippa was recruited by UW, she and her husband Ken, a retired neuropsychologist and active jazz pianist, chose beautiful Lake Forest Park as their home, close to their three sons who are all Seattle residents. Phillippa and Ken are proud grandparents of twins born right here in Northwest Hospital in 2011 and a grandson born at Swedish Hospital in 2016. They also have a daughter and two young adult granddaughters in North Carolina.

Phillippa served as a Senior Director of Advancement at UW, managing communications, fundraising and government relations. She retired at the end of 2013 to spend more time with her family and serving her community.

Throughout her career, Phillippa has received widespread recognition for her clear communications, her judgement and foresight, and her effectiveness in bringing together diverse groups to support and strengthen organizations. Phillippa brought these skills to her role as a city council member for Lake Forest Park, where she has worked effectively with her colleagues on the council as well as the city staff. She has built strong relationships with our state delegation, as well as our county commissioners, and neighboring city officials, all of which benefit the city and people of Lake Forest Park.

In addition to her service on the City Council and her community service as a Rotarian, Phillippa is committed to supporting a robust and inclusive democracy. She has been active in the 46th District Democrats and is in her seventh year on the executive board. She convened the Democratic precinct caucuses in Lake Forest Park in 2016, and was the recording secretary for both the 2016 Legislative District Caucus and the 2016 Congressional District Caucus.