The City of Tacoma is comprised of many departments that serve its citizens with services ranging from public safety to maintenance of the streets and other infrastructures that keep the city running day after day. Each department is listed below for you to explore.
Elizabeth Pauli - City Attorney
The City Attorney's Office acts as legal adviser to the City Council, the City Manager, and all officers, departments, and boards for the City.
T.C. Broadnax - City Manager
The role of the City Manager’s Office is to work with the City Council and City Departments to ensure effective implementation of the City's policies.
Ricardo Noguera - Director
The Community and Economic Development Department works to establish Tacoma as a destination city by attracting investment that builds a vibrant economy, strengthens the heart of the city, and enhances neighborhood livability.
Mike Slevin - Director
Environmental Services protects and restores natural resources by keeping our city clean, safe, and livable through garbage and recycling pickup, wastewater treatment, household hazardous waste disposal, protection from storm water pollution, and many additional services.
Andy Cherullo, Director
The Finance Department provides financial expertise and services that support the City's governing bodies in establishing strategic goals and policies and ensuring financial accountability to the citizens, businesses, taxpayers, and ratepayers.
James Duggan, Fire Chief
The Tacoma Fire Department’s mission is to protect people, property, and the environment.
Phyllis Macleod, Director
The Office of the Hearing Examiner is charged with conducting fair and impartial administrative hearings in many types of cases identified in the Code. These include contested hearings on appeals and public hearings regarding proposed developments.
Joy St. Germain, Director
Jack Kelanic, Director
The Human Resources Department assists City departments in developing and maintaining a qualified, effective, and diverse workforce. The Department also provides employment-related services to the City's employees and job applicants.
The Information Technology Department provides technology services for internal city departments and divisions.
The Tacoma Municipal Court acts as an independent and impartial branch of the City Government. Their purpose is to promote respect for law, society, and individual rights, provide open, accessible, and effective forums for dispute resolution, resolve legal matters in a just, efficient, and timely manner, and assure the dignified and fair treatment of all parties.
Tansy Hayward, Director
Peter Huffman, Director
The Neighborhood and Community Services Department works to build healthy and successful neighborhoods and households through the protection of human rights, code enforcement, community problem-solving, and indirect and direct services which include human services and services for the elderly and youth.
The Planning and Development Services Department has representatives located in the Permit Center. This collection of representatives includes experts for building code, land use and zoning, traffic, environmental services, private development, and right-of-way.
Don Ramsdell, Police Chief
The Tacoma Police Department’s mission is to create a safe and secure environment in which to live, work, and visit by working together with the community, enforcing the law in a fair and impartial manner, preserving the peace and order in our neighborhoods, and safeguarding our Constitutional guarantees.
Kim Bedier, Director
The Public Assembly Facilities Department oversees the management and maintenance of The Tacoma Dome, Cheney Stadium, the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, and the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts which includes the Pantages Theater, Rialto Theater, and Theater on the Square.
The Public Works Department and its employees focus on the safety, cleanliness, and smooth function of our streets, buildings and additional facilities.
Monica Butler, Director
The Tacoma Employees' Retirement System (TERS) is a defined benefit plan covering employees of the City of Tacoma and other Member Public Agencies.