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City Clerk Executive Profile

As City Clerk, Doris Sorum is responsible for the safekeeping of all proceeding of the City Council.

The City Clerk’s Office attends all meetings of the Council and keeps a permanent journal of its proceedings.  Doris began her career with the City of Tacoma in April 1980 in the Finance Department.

She moved to the City Clerk’s Office in 1985. She was appointed to the position of City Clerk on August 15, 2000.


  • Tacoma Community College
  • Leadership course, University of Washington


Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Pierce County Clerks and Finance Officers Association
  • Washington Municipal Clerks Association

Doris Sorum

Doris Sorum

City Clerk