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Anders Ibsen

Anders Ibsen - Position 1

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 in the first-ever class of the Tacoma School of the Arts with an emphasis in music. He then graduated in 2008 from the Evergreen State College with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Sociology. Anders and his wife Beverly met in college, and have been happily married since 2008.

Anders has worked at local non-profits, served as a legislative staffer and a law firm administrator, and currently works as a real estate appraiser. He is very active in the community, and serves on local boards that include the Elements of Education, Zoo- Trek Authority, and the Joint Municipal Action Committee. Anders is a member of the city's Neighborhood and Housing Committee, the Infrastructure Planning and Sustainability Committee, and serves as an alternate on the Government Performance and Finance Committee. Ander's previous board service includes the North End Neighborhood Council and the Tacoma Food Co-Op, in addition to a three-year term of elected service on the Pierce County Conservation District from 2008 to 2011.

On the City Council, Anders has been an active neighborhood advocate, supporting policies such as the West End Alcohol Impact Area to reduce chronic inebriation in neighborhoods, voting for additional funding for mental health services, repealing wasteful tax breaks, and supporting enhanced funding for street repair. Anders also led the organizing effort that resulted in the passage of Tacoma's paid sick and safe leave ordinance.

Anders, his wife and their two rescue cats live in the North End. They attend St. Leo's Parish, and are active members of their local community garden.

Term Expiration

December 31, 2015

Councilman Anders Ibsen

Constituent Services

Rosheida Myers
Council Support
Phone: (253) 591-5470
Fax: (253) 591-5123
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Mailing Address

Tacoma Municipal Building
747 Market Street
12th Floor
Tacoma WA 98402

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