About Robyn

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Robyn Denson is the mother of two teenagers, both born and raised here in District 7. She is a small business owner and host of HarborChat on KGHP-FM. Robyn worked in the non-profit world for about 20 years, helping low-income community members work towards self-sufficiency. She also served as the non-partisan Housing Analyst for the Washington State House of Representatives for 5 legislative sessions. 

Robyn is proud to be a current Gig Harbor City Council member, where she has earned a reputation for listening, problem solving and getting things done. Prior to serving on City Council, Robyn served four terms on the Gig Harbor Parks Commission, including several years as Chair.

When she can't be in the mountains backpacking, Robyn's passion is community service. She is grateful for what she's been able to accomplish together with so many other dedicated community leaders. Robyn currently serves as the President of Communities in Schools of Peninsula and on the Board of the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance. She is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee and was voted "Citizen of the Year" for 2022. Robyn is also a proud member of Midday Rotary. One of her favorite volunteer activities is “early morning flower basket watering” for the Waterfront Alliance.

Robyn is active on a number of community committees including the Gig Harbor Veterans Day Celebration committee, the Gig Harbor Lighted Car Parade, and others.

Robyn loves the great outdoors, is an avid environmentalist and has a passion for conserving land for generations to enjoy far into the future. She was a founding board member of Harbor Wildwatch, is a past member of the Pierce County Conservation Futures Advisory Board and she’s been working really hard with fellow Gig Harbor Councilmembers to conserve over 40 acres in downtown Gig Harbor. This property is an important archeological site for the Puyallup Tribe and it also contains extremely critical salmon habitat and stream-side forests.

Robyn is very excited about the recent launch of the Gig Harbor Land Conservation Fund. As the area rapidly develops, this fund will help ensure the community is in a good position to conserve important natural habitat whenever opportunities arise. 


Robyn is a proven leader, an incredibly hard worker, and has boundless enthusiasm. She's the right person to provide strong representation to all residents of District 7!

"The kids and I are so grateful to be living in this beautiful area of Pierce County. I can't wait to get started working with everyone to achieve great things for the people, lands and waters of Pierce County." - Robyn

Community Service

A few highlights:

  • Gig Harbor City Council Member (Pos. 5)

  • Gig Harbor Land Conservation Fund, Founding Advisory Board Member 

  • Gig Harbor Parks Commissioner (4 Terms, including Chair)

  •  Board Chair Communities in Schools of Peninsula 

  • Pierce County Conservation Futures Citizens Advisory Board 

  • Downtown "Water Basket Waterer" with my son - 3 years and going strong! 

  • Association of Washington Business "Leadership Washington" Graduate

  • Founding Board Member Harbor WildWatch 

  • Foster Kitten Mom to over 20 kittens from Kitsap Humane Society (best job ever!)

Current Member:

  • Key Peninsula Business Association

  • Gig Harbor Key Peninsula Housing & Homeless Coalition

  • Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee

  • Gig Harbor Waterfront Alliance Economic Vitality Committee 

  • Gig Harbor for Racial Justice

  • PSD Career and Technical Education General Advisory Council

  • Peninsula Emergency Preparedness Coalition

  • Peninsula Wilderness Club

  • Event Committees: Gig Harbor Veterans' Day, Music vs Cancer and Lighted Boat Parade

  • Volunteer for many Downtown Waterfront Alliance events, Race for a Soldier, KP Farm Tour and many others!

I would love to earn your vote!