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 an associate real estate appraiser. He is very active in the community, and serves on local boards that include the Elements of Education, Pierce County Community Connections Citizen Advisory Board, Zoo-Trek Authority, and the Joint Municipal Action Committee. Anders is a member of the city's Neighborhoods and Housing Committee and the Environment and Public Works Committee, and serves as an alternate on the Government Performance and Finance Committee. Anders’ 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’ priorities include preserving essential services like public safety for our citizens, repairing and enhancing our city’s infrastructure, and developing our local economy into a convenient, welcoming environment for small business. In his free time, Anders enjoys reading, good music, ju jutsu, and going local!
December 31, 2015