Councilmember Iris Carias

Professional Experience:

Migrant Program Educator, Mount Vernon School District; Family Liaison, Community Action of Skagit County; ESL Evening Adult Education, Skagit Valley College; Nursing Assistant, Sunrise Services; Board Member of Skagit County Child and Family Consortium, Board Member of Skagit Immigrant Rights Council.


BA, Humanities and Education, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH)

ESL Adult Education, Skagit Valley College

Community Service:

Member of Community Action Latino Advisory Committee; Friendship House (Mount Vernon); Kiwanis Spring Salmon BBQ; Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Health Educator for summer migrant farmworkers. Living Waters of the World, volunteer on international trips installing potable water systems in rural communities.


I have called Mount Vernon my home for the last 23 years. My husband and I raised our daughter here, who is pursuing a law degree.

Our city is growing and changing and we need a city council that represents all Mount Vernon residents.  I believe in giving everyone a voice and helping them achieve their potential. As a social worker, paraprofessional educator and caregiver, I have worked steadily and passionately for the good of our city and its residents. 

As City Councilmember, I will encourage residents to participate more fully in the community and work tirelessly to bring all community members together in our beautiful valley.  I will work to improve access to affordable housing to relieve the escalating price of rent and support quality education for our youth.  My professional experience has given me the opportunity to listen and understand the needs and issues facing families in our community.

I hope my service as Councilmember will be an inspiration for the whole community, especially our youth, who are capable of becoming our next leaders. Let’s work together to unite our community and help our city grow in a healthy and prosperous way!

Councilmember Iris Carias

Ward 1

910 Cleveland Avenue
Mount Vernon, WA 98273