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Commission on Immigrant and Refugees Affairs


On December 12, 2017, The City of Tacoma passed Resolution 39892 to support the creation of the Commission on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. The purpose of the Commission is to better engage Tacoma’s immigrant and refugee communities and to work with community partners to identify and advance positive outcomes for specifically impacting the immigrant and refugee communities in the City of Tacoma.



The Commission on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs consists of 11 members (to include one youth or young adult under the age of 25) and one alternate who are nominated and appointed by a majority vote of City Council.

Current Members:

         Jefferson Mok (Chair)

         Perla Gamboa (Vice-Chair)

         Diana Parra

         Hieu Nguyen
         Saiyare Refaei
         Alma Vargas
         Clara Zamalloa

         Jason Gamboa

         Vacant #1

         Vacant #2

         Alternate #1

Organizational Documents

    Welcoming Cities - Resolution 39116 (Spanish Version)

    Immigrant and Refugee Task Force - Resolution 39642 (Spanish Version)

    Commission on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs - Resolution 39892 (Spanish Version)


Staff Support

Staffing support to the Commission on Immigrants and Refugees Affairs is provided by the Office of Equity and Human Rights.


Commission on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Group Photo with the Director of Equity and Human Rights

Time and Day

5:30 PM

Fourth Monday of the month 



Room 248

Tacoma Municipal Building

747 Market Street

Tacoma, WA 98402


Additional Information

Staff Liaison

Latasha Ware

(253) 591-5274