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Council Member John Hines to Serve as Tacoma’s Deputy Mayor in 2024

Council Member John Hines to Serve as Tacoma’s Deputy Mayor in 2024


January 9, 2024



Maria Lee, Media and Communications, maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2054

Council Member John Hines to Serve as Tacoma’s Deputy Mayor in 2024


TACOMA, Wash. – The Tacoma City Council has appointed Council Member John Hines, District 1, to serve as Tacoma’s Deputy Mayor in 2024. He was elected to the Tacoma City Council, representing District 1, in 2019 and won reelection in 2023.


“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as Deputy Mayor for the city I was born and raised in,” said Deputy Mayor Hines. “I am eager to continue my efforts to ensure Tacoma is a safe, inclusive, and vibrant city, and I look forward to reconnecting with residents from across the South End and Eastside neighborhoods that I grew up in.”


Deputy Mayor Hines has been an integral leader driving the City of Tacoma’s efforts to increase affordable housing, address homelessness, and bolster community safety. In addition, he has advanced the City’s work on expanding community cleanup programs, including the removal of litter and graffiti, to keep Tacoma beautiful and ensure public spaces are healthy and clean for all to enjoy.


With a passion for solving tough problems, Deputy Mayor Hines has earned multiple leadership roles at a national, statewide, and regional level, including on the National League of Cities’ Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Federal Advocacy Committee, the Association of Washington Cities’ (AWC) Board of Directors, and as a Pierce Transit Commissioner. He earned AWC’s Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership in 2023, which recognizes elected officials in towns and cities who have continued to strive for excellence by attending conferences and trainings, serving their community, and developing leadership skills.


“Throughout my years in Tacoma, I have recognized that our city faces and continues to face challenges that test our communal fabric. In difficult times, it is all too easy to lose hope and forego compassion, but we must never give up on each other,” said Deputy Mayor Hines. “Tacoma is a great city, and its greatness is driven by its people. There is no challenge that we face that cannot be solved with commitment and collaboration. We have shown time and time again that by coming together, rolling up our sleeves, and getting to the hard work of community building, we can craft the city we believe is our destiny. I am committed to having the difficult but necessary conversations that will help us chart a way forward together as a community.”


“I look forward to working with Deputy Mayor Hines this year in this new role,” said Mayor Victoria Woodards. “His leadership, focus, and approach to addressing tough issues facing our community like homelessness and affordable housing will be invaluable as we enter a budget development year.”