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Neighborhood and Community Services Executive Profile

Appointed in October 2022, Allyson Griffith is the Director of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department. Allyson is responsible for the department’s efforts to build healthy and successful neighborhoods and households through community problem solving, code compliance, funding of human services, and partnering with community members to facilitate safe, clean, and attractive neighborhoods.

Over the last 15 years with the City of Tacoma, Allyson has worked to build relationships among community members and across various City departments to support thriving neighborhoods. She joined the organization as a management fellow and most recently served for six months as interim director.


While serving as interim director, Allyson led the Neighborhood and Community Service Department’s response to homelessness, which has included standing up several shelter locations and leading contract negotiations with key service providers.

Allyson has been a proud resident of Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood since 2016. She especially enjoys Tacoma’s easy access to the outdoors and is often found walking in Point Defiance or paddling on the Puget Sound.


  • Master’s in Public Administration, University of Oregon
  • Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Whitman College



Allyson Griffith

Neighborhood and Community Services Director