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Olgy Diaz Sworn in as Tacoma City Council Member At-Large, Position 7

Olgy Diaz Sworn in as Tacoma City Council Member At-Large, Position 7 for Full Term


January 9, 2024



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

Olgy Diaz Sworn in as Tacoma City Council Member At-Large, Position 7 for Full Term

-Council Member Diaz is First Latina in History to Serve on Tacoma City Council-


TACOMA, WA – Olgy Diaz was officially sworn in as Tacoma City Council At-Large, Position 7 for her first full term. Council Member Diaz is the first Latina to serve on the City Council. She was appointed unanimously to the position in August 2022, and elected to the position by the voters in 2023.


“I am humbled, grateful and honored by this opportunity to serve Tacoma for the next four years, work that will continue to be informed by Tacoma’s community members,” said Council Member Diaz, who held a town hall event last month to gather community input to create a community-informed action plan to guide her work for the four years ahead. “Tacoma is a dynamic city that I have called home for 14 years, and I look forward to working with our community and City Council colleagues to achieve our shared goals.”

Over the next four years, Council Member Diaz’s action plan will focus on economic development, increasing community safety, and expanding housing availability for all.

With more than 17 years of experience in government, advocacy, and electoral politics, Council Member Diaz has professional and personal experience working with lawmakers in public policy development, and a deep understanding of public service and community outreach.

"We are lucky and blessed to have Council Member Diaz on the Tacoma City Council, and I am thrilled the Tacoma voters saw what we see in her,” said Mayor Victoria Woodards. “She has an unwavering commitment to Tacoma and has hit the ground running, immediately demonstrating her ability to navigate the nuances of the important issues we face.”

In her first 17 months in office, Council Member Diaz sponsored legislation to protect access to abortion, expand support for in-home micro-businesses, and provide equity education to the community. She also created tenant protection for dogs preventing landlords from regulating or banning dogs based on dog breed except for in certain circumstances, a first in Washington state.


Council Member Diaz has served on the Council’s Economic Development Committee and as Vice Chair of the Infrastructure Planning and Sustainability Committee.