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:   5-7 members, student representative/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. 2428

Members

  1. Brian Kennedy
  2. Sheila Coppola
  3. Daniel Humkey
  4. Trisha Gilmore
  5. Cynthia Chesak
  6. Helen Enguerra
  7. Alexander Villella
  8. Yuriko Rollins- Student Representative

To learn more about the arts in our community, please visit our Arts in Tukwila page.

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 – Ord. 2528

Members

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

Community Oriented Policing Citizen’s Advisory Board

Membership:   8 members, student representative/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 – Ord. 2529

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. Carol Pizano (School District)
  9. VACANT (Student Representative)

Equity And Social Justice Commission

Membership:   9 members, student representative/3 year-term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Mayor’s Office Representative

Major duties: Advise city officials of opportunities to promote understanding that accepts, celebrates and appreciates diversity in the community and to facilitate increased understanding and awareness of social justice and human rights.

Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council – Ord. 2530

Members

  1. Kathy Hougardy (City Council)
  2. Jonathon Joseph (Community)
  3. Joan Hernandez (Community)
  4. Nora Gierloff (City Employee)
  5. Nichelle Page (Education)
  6. Karl Henry (Community)
  7. Roy Busch (City Employee)
  8. Aaron Draganov  (Education)
  9. Dat Tran (Community)
  10. VACANT (Student Representative)

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. 2531

Members

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

Library Advisory Board

Membership:   5-7 members, student representative/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 – Ord. 2532

Members

  1. Scott Kruize (Resident)
  2. Steve Miller (Resident)
  3. Marie Parrish (Resident)
  4. Geraldine Ventura (Resident)
  5. Linda McLeod (Resident)
  6. Verna Seal (Resident)
  7. VACANT (Resident)
  8. VACANT (Student Representative)

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Membership:   8 members/1-year 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. Kathy Hougardy, 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. Becky Smith, Westfield (Funded by Tax)
  8. Daniel Lee, Odin Brewing (Funded by Tax)
  9. Ashley Messmer, Museum of Flight (Funded by Tax)

Park Commission

Membership:   5-7 members, student representative/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. 2533

Members

  1. Sean Albert (Community)
  2. Heidi Watters (Community)
  3. Matthew Mega (Community)
  4. VACANT (Community)
  5. Don Scanlon (Community)
  6. Scott Kruize (Community)
  7. VACANT (Community)
  8. VACANT (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. 2534

Members

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