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Tacoma Permit Advisory Group


Members are representative of a broad base of permit applicants or other development stakeholders who routinely apply for permits or engage directly with City staff on development proposals. By January 1, 2025, it is the intention of the Council that at least half of the membership reside in the City of Tacoma.   


Each member will be appointed for a 2-year term, for a maximum of three terms (six years total)  


The Advisory Group has 18 members who represent industries and the community.  

  • At-large members (7) 

  • Industry-specific members (11)   

  • Retail  

  • Healthcare  

  • Hospitality

  • Public Sector  

  • Residential Contractor/Developer 

  • Commercial Contractor/Developer  

  • Land Use Attorney   

  • Urban Design  

  • Architect  

  • Civil Engineer 

  • Affordable Housing  


Become a Member of Tacoma's Permit Advisory Group 

People interested in joining the group should complete and submit an application. 


Tacoma Permit Advisory Group Application


All applications must be submitted via email at permitadvisorygroup@cityoftacoma.org. All applications will be reviewed by the TPAG chair, co-chairs, and City staff. They may conduct interviews of the most qualified candidates before making a candidate recommendation to the Tacoma City Manager. 

Staff Contact

Terry Forslund 


(253) 502-2298 

Planning and Development Services 


Meeting Information 

2 PM Third Wednesday of the month 

Zoom Link  

By phone: (253)215-8782 | Passcode: 193952 

Zoom Webinar ID: 831 4233 8104


Additional Information 

General Inquiries: email