City Council

Meet the Tacoma City Council

The City of Tacoma operates under a Council-Manager form of government.  City Council Members are comprised of a Mayor and eight Council Members (five Councilmanic districts and three at-large) elected to serve four-year terms.

 

As the policy-making body of the City, the City Council serves as the link between the residents of Tacoma and their municipal government. They are responsible for enacting and amending City laws, adopting the Biennial Budget, appointing citizen boards, committees and commissions and providing guidance and direction for actions which affect the quality of life in the City.

Mayor Marilyn Strickland
Mayor Marilyn Strickland
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Marilyn Strickland was sworn in as Mayor of Tacoma in January 2010, and previously served as a city council member. Born in Seoul, Strickland is a graduate of the University of Washington and holds a...

Council Member Anders Ibsen
Anders Ibsen - Position 1
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Anders Ibsen was elected to the District 1 seat of the Tacoma City Council in 2011. Anders is a Tacoma native: he was born in 1986 at Tacoma General Hospital, attended St. Patrick’s School, Truman Middle School, and graduated...

Council Member Robert Thoms
Robert Thoms - Position 2
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Robert brings a unique mix of public sector experience at the federal, state and local level, as well as private sector and military experience, which allows him to provide tremendous leadership...

Council Member Lauren Walker
Lauren Walker - Position 3
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Lauren Walker was elected to the Tacoma City Council in 2007 and she represents Council District 3. She was elected to serve as Deputy Mayor for the year of 2011.  Lauren has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Oregon...

Deputy Mayor Marty Campbell
Marty Campbell - Position 4
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Marty Campbell was elected to the Tacoma City Council in 2009 and represents Council District 4.  Marty was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska before coming to Tacoma to open...

Council Member Joe Lonergan
Joe Lonergan - Position 5
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Joe Lonergan was elected to the Tacoma City Council in 2009 and represents Council District 5.  Joe and his wife Beth own a nice old house on 72nd Street, and they've been gradually fixing it up for the past seven years. They are raising...

Council Member Victoria Woodards
Victoria Woodards, Deputy Mayor - Position 6
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Victoria serves as Chair of the Public Safety Human Services and Education (PSHS&E) committee and as Chair of the Tacoma Gang Project.  She also serves as Vice-Chair for the Tacoma-Pierce County...

Council Member David Boe
David Boe - Position 7
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David Boe was appointed to the At-Large Position No. 7 of the City Council in January 2010 and was elected to this position in November 2011.  David was born and raised in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN, obtaining...

Council Member Ryan Mello
Ryan Mello - Position 8
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Ryan Mello was elected to the Tacoma City Council in 2011 and represents the At-large position 8. Previously, Ryan was elected citywide to the Metropolitan Park Board of Commissioners in 2005.  Born in...


Meetings
Tuesdays
5 PM

City Council Chambers
Tacoma Municipal Building
First Floor
747 Market Street

Study Sessions
Tuesdays
12 PM

Tacoma Municipal Building North
Room 16
733 Market Street