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Council Member Ryan Mello

Council Member Ryan Mello - At-Large Position 8

Council Member Ryan Mello was elected to the Tacoma City Council in 2011.  Born in Kailua, Hawaii, he moved to Tacoma in 1997 to attend the University of Puget Sound where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in politics and government.  He currently serves as the executive director of the Pierce Conservation District where he leads a team of conservation professionals working to improve water quality and habitat function for people, fish and wildlife, increase access to local, healthy food for all and improve sustainable agriculture practices.  He fell in love with Tacoma as an AmeriCorps volunteer coordinating the Youth United program at the United Way of Pierce County, producing the first-ever letter-in-community service program where high school students earn their varsity letter for exceptional community service. 


Council Member Mello lives in the Stadium District within walking distance to great local shops, restaurants and parks.  He enjoys hiking, kayaking, walking his dogs at local parks and community service.  He is most interested in ensuring basic services are delivered effectively, everyone who wants a job has a good paying job with benefits, keeping Tacoma affordable for all income levels, having efficient transportation solutions for our community, and that our air, land and water is healthy for everyone to enjoy.  


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July 3, 2019
On July 9, at 10 a.m., the City of Tacoma will raise a Pride flag over the iconic Tacoma Dome for the first time. Later that evening, at the 5 p.m. City Council meeting, an official proclamation will be issued in honor of Pride Month....

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Constituent Services 

Samantha Kaauamo
Council Support
Phone: (253) 591-5470
Fax: (253) 591-5123
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Mailing Address

Tacoma Municipal Building
747 Market Street
12th Floor
Tacoma, WA 98402

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Term Expiration
December 31, 2019


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