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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 eleven 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
Vacant April 2021
Phil Coughlan April 2021
Liberty Evans-Agnew

April 2020

Todd Hay April 2022
Chris Karnes April 2022
Jade Monroe April 2020
Emily Pinckney April 2020

Suzanna Stoike

April 2021
Grace Sullivan April 2023



Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of the Sustainable Tacoma Commission is to bring citizen 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

4:30 PM
Fourth Thursday of the month



Tacoma Municipal Building

Room 243

747 Market Street
Tacoma, WA 98402


Additional Information

Staff Liaison

Patrick Babbitt

(253) 591-5173