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Sustainable Tacoma Commission

Establishment

The Sustainable Tacoma Commission works with the Office of Sustainability, which is responsible for implementing the strategies in the Climate Action Plan and measuring the city’s progress as it reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Both the Office and the Commission were created by a City Council resolution in October 2008. 

 

Membership

The Sustainable Tacoma Commission consists of eleven members who are appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Membership is a balanced representation of stakeholders, such as the environmental community, small business, labor, housing, industry and port, transportation, education, building industry, and residents. 

 

Vacancies

The are two adult positions and one youth position currently on the Sustainable Tacoma Commission. Applications are available online or by contacting Amanda Punsalan apunsalan@ci.tacoma.wa.us in the City Clerk's office. Applications are due March 12, 2017.

  

 

Name

Term Expiration

Sara Chessman

April 2017

Christine Cooley

April 2017

Alexandra Brewer

April 2018

Philip Coughlan

April 2018

Peter Hickman

April 2018

Theda Braddock

April 2019

Alison Baur

April 2019

Vacant

April 2019

Josh Jorgensen

April 2019

Vacant

April 2019

Vacant -Youth

April 2018

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of the Sustainable Tacoma Commission is to bring citizen accountability, transparency, and vigilance to the long-term implementation of Tacoma’s Environmental Action Plan, and to oversee, coordinate, communicate, and encourage public involvement regarding sustainability initiatives as are consistent with the City’s vision and definition of sustainability.

 

Commission Expectations and Guidelines

 

Staff Support

Staffing support to the Sustainable Tacoma Commission is provided by the City's Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability

 

Time and Day

3:30 PM
Second Tuesday of the month

 

Location

Ninth Floor Visibility Center
Tacoma Municipal Building
747 Market Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

 

Additional Information

Staff Liaison
Kristi Lynett
General Information
(253) 591-5571
email