Government

Contact Information:

6200 Southcenter Blvd.
Tukwila, WA 98188

Phone: 206 433-1850

Email The Mayor’s Office

Boards and Commissions

The City is assisted in its operations in several areas by ten boards and commissions. Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Residents of the City serve an important function by volunteering their time and expertise as members.

Arts Commission

Membership:   5 members/4-year term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Director, Parks & Recreation

Major duties: Advise City officials on arts matters, encourage citizen participation in the arts, promote art projects. Advise the Mayor on expenditure of arts-related budget appropriations.

Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council – Ord. 1017

Members

  1. Brian Kennedy (Resident)
  2. Sheila Coppola (Artist)
  3. Steve Mullet (Artist)
  4. Trisha Gilmore (Resident)
  5. Cynthia Chesak (Artist)
  6. VACANT
  7. VACANT
  8. Daniel Humkey (Student Representative)

Civil Service Commission

Membership:   3 member/6-year term

Board Type:   Independent

Liaison:   Human Resources Director

Major duties: Provide the manner in which civil service (all police personnel and commissioned fire personnel) examinations, appointments, promotions, transfers, demotions, reinstatements, suspensions and discharges are made. Decide appeals from suspensions or terminations.

Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council, Ord. 1877

Members

  1. Bruce Paquette (Resident)
  2. Ronald Johnston (Resident)
  3. Stephen Wheeler (Resident)

Community Police Advisory Board

Membership:   9 members/4-year term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Police Chief

Major duties: Advise and make recommendations via the Chief of Police on issues concerning public safety and police services within the City. Enhance police-community relations. For more information, view the Community-Oriented Policing page.

Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council (except Position #9 – nom. by High School); Ord. 1729

Members

  1. Jun Castillo (Resident)
  2. Kim Karnes (Business)
  3. John Lindsay (Resident)
  4. Jerry Thornton (Resident)
  5. Austin Hackett (Resident)
  6. Jan Bolerjack (Business)
  7. Zak Idan (Resident)
  8. Laurie Clark (School District)
  9.  VACANT

Equity And Diversity Commission

Membership:   9 members/3 year-term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Mayor’s Office Representative

Major duties: Advise city and school officials of opportunities to promote understanding and acceptance of cultural diversity in our community.

Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council, Ords. 1828, 1871, 2003

Members

  1. Kathy Hougardy (City Council Rep)
  2. VACANT (School Rep)
  3. Joan Hernandez (Community or Business)
  4. Crystal Sweet (City Rep)
  5. VACANT (School Rep)
  6. Thong Ung (Community or Business)
  7. Nate Robinson (City Rep or Community)
  8. Aaron Dragonov  (School Rep)
  9. Melissa Hart (Community)

Human Services Advisory Board

Membership:   7 members / 1-3 year term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Human Services Manager

Major duties: The Human Services Advisory Board advises the Mayor and City Council on the status of human service needs and programs in the city. The Board assists in monitoring and assessing the need for human services in Tukwila; provides recommendations for prioritizing human service needs; and recommends policies and programs for funding.

Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council, Ord. 1622

Members

  1. Terra Straight (Health Community)
  2. Jonathon Houston (School District)
  3. Charis Hnin (Resident)
  4. Coletha Albert (Resident)
  5. Jonathan Joseph (Resident)
  6. Borka Paponjak (Business Com)
  7. Jan Bolerjack (Business Com)

Library Advisory Board

Membership:   5 members/2-year term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Parks & Recreation Department Representative

Major duties: Advise City officials on library services in the City, promote library services and activities, promote library gift giving.

Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council, Ords. 1405, 1520

Members

  1. Scott Kruize (Resident)
  2. Steve Miller (Resident)
  3. Marie Parrish (Resident)
  4. Geraldine Ventura (Resident)
  5. Linda McLeod (Resident)

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Membership:   7 members/no set term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Mayor’s Office Representative

Major duties: Provide recommendations to Mayor and Council regarding the levying and application of Hotel/Motel tax collections.

Appointed by Council, Res. 1381

Members

  1. Joe Duffie, Councilmember (Elected Official)
  2. Miesa Berry, Homewood Suites (Bus Collecting Tax)
  3. Jim Davis, Doubletree Guest Suites (Bus Collecting Tax)
  4. Owen Leinbach, Courtyard Marriot (Bus Collecting Tax)
  5. Jamie Randall, Marriot Residence Inn (Bus Collecting Tax)
  6. Ben Oliver, Starfire Sports (Funded by Tax)
  7. Nicole Grubbs, Westfield (Funded by Tax)
  8. Daniel Lee, Odin Brewing (Funded by Tax)
  9. Christian Trujillo, Stanford’s Restaurant (Funded by Tax)

Parks Commission

Membership:   5 members/3-year term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Parks and Recreation Department Representative

Major duties: Advise City officials regarding the acquisition, development, expansion and operation of parks and recreational facilities and programs.

Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council, Ord. 1018

Members

  1. Sean Albert (Resident)
  2. Heidi Watters (Resident)
  3. Matthew Mega (Resident)
  4. Michael Martin (Resident)
  5. Don Scanlon (Resident)
  6. Hassan Abdi (Student Representative)

Planning Commission

Membership:   7 members/4-year term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Department of Community Development Director

Major duties: To hear and make recommendations or decisions on comprehensive planning, zoning, subdivision and land use permits. Sits as Board of Architectural Review to provide design review of proposed development plans.

Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council, Ord. 1802

Members

  1. Louise Strander (Resident)
  2. Nhan Nguyen (Resident)
  3. Mikel Hansen (Business)
  4. Dennis Martinez (Resident)
  5. Miguel Maestas (Resident)
  6. Brooke Alford (Resident)
  7. Sharon Mann (Resident)

Sister City Committee

Membership:   7 members/4-year term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Parks & Recreation Department Representative

Major duties: Advise City officials on how to foster goodwill and understanding between the City of Tukwila and our Sister City of Miyoshi, Japan and any future additional Sister Cities. Serve as a focal point for all Sister City activities.

Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council, Ord. 1841

Members

  1. Sharon Baker-Myklebust (Resident)
  2. Audrey Davis (Resident)
  3. Bonnie Mullet (Resident)
  4. Patricia Timm (Resident)
  5. Dominic Baker (At Large)
  6. VACANT (School District)
  7. VACANT (Mayor’s Rep)