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May is Puget Sound Starts Here Month

The City of Tacoma is teaming up with more than 750 organizations across the region to celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here month. During the month of May, a calendar of events offers activities to help residents experience the benefits of living near the Puget Sound and engaging in Sound-healthy behaviors. Local events in Tacoma include: Eighth Annual Tacoma Bike Swap: […]

by · April 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

Historic Preservation Month Celebrates Tacoma’s Surprising History

Each May, the City of Tacoma encourages residents from all ages, cultures and neighborhoods to celebrate Historic Preservation Month.  All month long, a roster of events has been planned around this year’s theme of ‘#SecretTacoma: Tacoma’s Surprising History.’ “There will be many opportunities to celebrate Tacoma’s heritage, have some fun, and perhaps learn or experience something new about our city,” […]

by · April 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

City Council Adopts Resolution Supporting Comprehensive Environmental Action Plan

The Tacoma City Council adopted Resolution No. 39427 on Tuesday, April 19, supporting a comprehensive Environmental Action Plan. This Plan includes specific, prioritized actions needed to implement the City of Tacoma’s existing environmental policies and goals. These goals center around environmental quality, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while also benefiting public health and the local economy. Actions for the plan […]

by · April 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Local
Bike Swap Event Kicks Off Bike Month in Tacoma-Pierce County

Bike Swap Event Kicks Off Bike Month in Tacoma-Pierce County

This May, celebrate the ninth annual Bike Month in Tacoma and Pierce County, where many bicycle-related activities and events are planned to engage the community in bicycling resources. The programming is for people of all ages and skill levels, and is presented by the City of Tacoma, in collaboration with Pierce County, Pierce Transit, Tacoma Wheelmen’s Bicycle Club and other […]

by · April 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

2016 Heritage Project Grant Award Recipients Announced

The City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office recently awarded $50,000 in 2016 Heritage Project Grant funding to eight Tacoma organizations in support of projects that increase public awareness and access to Tacoma’s history. The grants were awarded on Wednesday, April 13, to the following recipients: Fort Nisqually Foundation: Awarded $3,900 for the “Saving Fort Nisqually” exhibit that illustrates the significance […]

by · April 19, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

‘T-Town: Play, Explore, Learn’ City Services Expo on May 7 at the Tacoma Dome

The City of Tacoma is hosting “T-Town: Play, Explore, Learn” City Services Expo on May 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Tacoma Dome. The free, public event is part of an ongoing effort to raise community awareness about the services delivered by the various departments at the City of Tacoma, educate the community about how city government […]

by · April 7, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

South Puget Sound Region Recognized as Great American Defense Community

The South Puget Sound Region was recognized in March as a Great American Defense Community by the Association of Defense Communities. In consideration for the award, communities were judged on their efforts in areas such as education, job opportunities, housing, family support during deployments and community appreciation. The South Sound Military Communities Partnership submitted the South Puget Sound region for […]

by · April 7, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

City of Tacoma Extends Inclement Weather Shelter Funding

The City of Tacoma will extend inclement weather funding through April 30. The City will invest an additional $21,150 for inclement weather shelter funding to extend its partnership with the Tacoma Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army to provide nightly shelter during the cold weather season to anyone who requests it. This was the first year Tacoma has had an […]

by · March 31, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

2016 City of Destiny Award Winners Announced by City Events and Recognition Committee

Mayor Marilyn Strickland and the City Council will recognize Tacoma’s top volunteers this year during the 2016 City of Destiny Awards on Friday, June 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. This year’s event will be hosted at the STAR Center (3873 S. 66th St. in Tacoma). “There has always been a strong legacy of service in Tacoma and we wanted […]

by · March 24, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

Tacoma Residents Invited to Attend Disposable Shopping Bags Public Forum on March 29

The City of Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability will host a Disposable Shopping Bags Public Forum on Tuesday, March 29, from 6 – 7:45 p.m. at the Tacoma Public Library, Main Branch in the Olympic Room (1102 Tacoma Ave. S). Members of the public and business community are invited to attend the forum to discuss restricting the use […]

by · March 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Local