Zahra Roach is the only At-Large (not assigned to a District) representative on the Pasco City Council and began her term in January 2020.
Pasco has been home to Councilwoman Roach since 1988. She is a proud graduate of Washington State University Tri-Cities and went on to receive her Masters in Teaching at Simmons University.
Councilwoman Roach worked first as a Para-Professional in the Pasco School District before becoming a teacher. She has worked in Special Education & Life Skills classrooms, New Horizons High School, and Pasco High School within Pasco School District for seven years before she and her husband began their own family.
Prior to joining the Pasco City Council, Councilwoman Roach served on Pasco’s Planning Commission for eight years, she has been a WSU Master Gardener, a Board Member of the Children’s Developmental Center, a Board Member of the Children’s Developmental Center Foundation, a Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo Scholarship Committee person, and a Benton Franklin League of Women Voters member. She is passionate about community service and her hometown of Pasco.