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Council Member Catherine Ushka

Council Member Catherine Ushka - Position 4

A proud resident of East Tacoma, Catherine Ushka was elected to the District 4 seat of the Tacoma City Council in 2017. Following her re-election to another four-year term on the City Council, she was appointed to serve as Deputy Mayor in 2022.

Deeply committed to public service, Council Member Ushka served in the U.S. Navy Reserve, deploying after September 11, 2001. She also served eight years – including three years as president – on the Tacoma Public Schools Board of Directors, and held many other community leadership roles prior to beginning her first term on the City Council in 2017.  

During her first term on the City Council, Council Member Ushka served as chair of the Community Vitality and Safety Committee, the Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health, and the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center. She also served as a member of the Association of Washington Cities Legislative Committee, the Economic Development Committee, and the Parks Policy Board. Currently, Council Member Ushka serves as President of the National Association of Local Boards of Health.

Ushka has represented the City Council on the Pierce County Regional Council, the Pierce County Commission Against Domestic Violence, and other local and regional entities working to advance the public good. 


Council Member Ushka's cell phone number: (253) 355-1276


Latest News

October 17, 2023
With 12,389 Participatory Budgeting votes tallied from community members in District 4, a community-proposed project has been selected that focuses on creating community connections through a grant program funding cultural events, out-of-school youth...

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Phone: (253) 355-1276

Fax: (253) 591-5123

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Mailing Address
Tacoma Municipal Building
747 Market Street
10th Floor
Tacoma, WA 98402

Term Expiration
December 31, 2025


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