State Farm Awards Summer Jobs 253 Program $20,000 Grant

For the second consecutive year, State Farm has awarded a $20,000 grant to the City of Tacoma for the Summer Jobs 253 program. “We thank State Farm for their $20,000 contribution which shows their continued commitment to the youth of Tacoma,” Mayor Strickland said. “This annual contribution to Summer Jobs 253 helps our students develop the important skills they will […]

by · May 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

Tacoma is a 2016 Etsy Maker City — One of Just 13 Cities in United States and Canada, and Only City in Washington State, to Achieve Honor —

Tacoma, Wash. — Championing a new model for economic prosperity thanks to a growing number of creative micro-entrepreneurs – or “makers” – who have worked with local government to achieve success, Tacoma has been selected by Etsy as an Etsy Maker City for 2016. Tacoma is one of just 13 cities, selected from hundreds of applicants across the United States […]

by · May 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

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