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Public Utility Board Applications Due April 23

Public Utility Board Applications Due April 23


April 6, 2023



Charleen Jacobs, Staff Liaison, cjacobs@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 502-8205

Public Utility Board Applications Due April 23

Applications for a vacant position on the Public Utility Board are due April 23.


The Public Utility Board is comprised of five members who are all Tacoma residents, nominated by the Government Performance and Finance Committee and appointed by a majority vote of the City Council. The membership term is five years.


The Public Utility Board acts as the governing body for Tacoma Public Utilities and oversees the management and operation of Tacoma Public Utilities, which includes Tacoma Power, Tacoma Water, and Tacoma Rail.


The City is committed to creating an equitable and anti-racist organization and wants its committees, boards, and commissions to reflect the diversity of Tacoma. For these vacancies, Black and Indigenous community members, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, seniors, immigrants, and refugees are especially encouraged to apply.


Additional information on the Public Utility Board can be found here.


The appointed applicant is required to complete five Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act trainings provided by the Washington State Office of the Attorney General, within 90 days of being appointed to a committee, board, or commission.


Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by 5 PM on April 23, 2023. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication. For questions about the application process, to request the application in an alternate format, or to submit additional documents, please contact Elizabeth Wing in the City Clerk’s Office at servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5178.