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City Clerk Executive Profile

As City Clerk, Nicole Emery oversees the City Council's agenda and business meetings, the official record of all formal meetings of the City Council, and the incorporation of all passed ordinances into the Tacoma Municipal Code. She also serves as the City of Tacoma's municipal election official and assists in the initiative and referendum process.

City Clerk Nicole Emery began her career with the City of Tacoma in 2013 in the City Clerk’s Office where she served for nearly six years. Her commitment to serving Tacoma also includes a major role in the City Manager's Office working directly with Mayor Victoria Woodards. She has honed her skills in planning and administration throughout her years of service at the City, showcasing a deep understanding of municipal operations. Nicole's comprehensive experience, coupled with her dedication to public service, positioned her as an exemplary candidate for the role of City Clerk. She was appointed to this role August 21, 2023.


  • Washington State University & Northwest Clerks Institute Professional Development

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Institute of Municipal Clerks
  • Washington Municipal Clerks Association
  • Pierce County Clerks and Finance Officers Association

Nicole Emery

City Clerk