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Cheryl Rakes

Cheryl Rakes Councilmember Cheryl Rakes has lived in Auburn since 1960, when her family moved from Bellingham because her father got a job at the fire department. He retired there in 1980 as a captain.

Cheryl attended Auburn schools and graduated in 1973. She then enrolled in Mr. Lee’s Beauty School and Knapp College of Business and took a few classes at Green River College. Cheryl has been serving the Auburn community as Executive Director of the Downtown Auburn Cooperative since 2019, a position she loves as she gets to work directly with small businesses.

The City of Auburn is her true passion and where she’s laid her permanent roots. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Shawn, three children, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She also enjoys all kinds of crafts such as sewing and crocheting.

Cheryl Rakes
c/o City of Auburn
25 West Main Street
Auburn, WA 98001

253-259-5531 (p)
253-288-3132 (f)
Email Cheryl Rakes (e)

Current term began: February 6, 2023
Current term ends: December 31, 2023