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Deputy Mayor Catherine Ushka

Deputy Mayor 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, Deputy Mayor 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, Deputy Mayor 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 president-elect for the National Association of Local Boards of Health, and as a member of the Association of Washington Cities Legislative Committee, the Economic Development Committee, and the Parks Policy Board. 

Deputy Mayor 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.

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May 17, 2022
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Constituent Services

C. Real
Council Support
Phone: (253) 591-5447
Fax: (253) 591-5123
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Mailing Address
Tacoma Municipal Building
747 Market Street
12th Floor
Tacoma, WA 98402

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Term Expiration
December 31, 2025


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