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Sustainable Tacoma Commission


The Sustainable Tacoma Commission works with the Office of Sustainability, which is responsible for implementing the strategies in the Environmental 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. 



The Sustainable Tacoma Commission consists of thirteen 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, port, transportation, education, building industry, and residents. 




Term Expiration

Matthew Benedict April 2022

Alexandra Brewer

April 2021
Elly Claus-McGahan April 2023
Evlondo Cooper April 2022
Phil Coughlan

April 2021

Grace Hope
April 2023
Katin Kendrena
April 2021
Tony Ivey
April 2021
Gabe Moaalii April 2023

Emily Pinckney

April 2023

David Thompson

April 2021

Ashley Sloan
April 2023
Nikie Walters
April 2022



Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of the Sustainable Tacoma Commission is to bring community 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

5:00 PM
Third Thursday of the month



Tacoma Municipal Building

Room 248

747 Market Street
Tacoma, WA 98402


Additional Information

Staff Liaison

Patrick Babbitt

(253) 591-5173 



Meeting Information

Meetings are being conducted virtually and are open to the public.


Join by Zoom

Password: 253253


Join by phone: +1 (253) 215-8782

Meeting ID: 843-2808-3947