Artwork by Tacoma Artist Ed Kroupa to be Dedicated Oct. 15 Along Thea Foss Esplanade

“Floating Life Forms” – new artwork by Tacoma artist Ed Kroupa – will be dedicated on Oct. 15, from 5-6 p.m., on the Thea Foss Esplanade (1515 Dock St. behind the Esplanade Condos). The artwork, a series of six bronze spheres depicting stylized, intertwined lifeforms native to the Puget Sound, including octopus, harbor seals and sea stars, was commissioned by […]

by · October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News

Three Design Teams Captured Top Awards in First ‘Tacoma Green Infrastructure Challenge’

On Thursday, March 5, three teams received top honors for their innovative visions in the first-ever ‘Tacoma Green Infrastructure Challenge.’  During this sold-out finals event, held at the University of Washington Tacoma,finalist teams presented to fellow competitors, spectators and a panel of judges consisting of local leaders in the field of sustainable development. Capturing the award for green roadway design, […]

by · March 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News

‘Laureate Listening Project’ Online Audio Anthology Launches

The City of Tacoma and Tacoma Poet Laureate Lucas Smiraldo are proud to announce the launch of the Laureate Listening Project. In this interactive online audio anthology, community members from Tacoma and greater Pierce County reflect on the importance of a particular place in their own life through poetry. Audio recordings of these poems, centered on the “spirit of place” […]

by · February 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News
City of Tacoma Launches Bicycle and Pedestrian Awareness Campaign

City of Tacoma Launches Bicycle and Pedestrian Awareness Campaign

The City of Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability is launching a new pedestrian and bicycle awareness campaign. “This Lane is Your Lane, This Lane is My Lane” will help all road users understand the rights and responsibilities that come with having access to the right of way. This campaign will also serve to help clarify new facilities, including […]

by · February 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News

South Sound Sustainability Expo set for March 7

The public is invited to participate in the eighth annual South Sound Sustainability Expo on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (1500 Broadway in Tacoma.) This free event allows participants to discover services and products from over 90 companies and nonprofits that address sustainability needs in the local community. […]

by · February 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News

City of Tacoma’s Solid Waste and Sewer Utilities Receive Solid Bond Ratings

The City of Tacoma’s Solid Waste and Wastewater and Surface Water Utilities were recently evaluated by all three credit rating agencies, which reaffirmed or upgraded the City’s ratings this week in preparation of a planned sale of bonds. “This strong bond rating from all three agencies demonstrates that the city’s environmental services utilities are responsibly managed both operationally and financially,” Mayor […]

by · January 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News

Celebrate Tacoma’s Historic Character with #IHeartTacoma

Spanning the month of February residents are invited to share their love for Tacoma’s unique historic character with the #IHeartTacoma social media photo contest. To participate, print or find your free Tacoma Heart Map and take a picture holding the map in front of your favorite historic building. Post the photo to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using @Tacoma_Culture, or @tmnrrs with#IHeartTacoma. The contest runs through […]

by · January 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News

City of Destiny Awards Nomination Deadline Extended Through Jan. 30

Nominations for the City of Tacoma’s annual City of Destiny Awards, which spotlights exceptional volunteers who have worked to drive Tacoma forward, are being accepted now through Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.Eligibility requirements for each of the award categories are available on the current nomination form, which is available in hard copy at the various Tacoma Public Library branches and the […]

by · January 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News

Supporting Obama’s Position on Municipal Internet Networks

President Obama wants to break the monopoly that a few companies have on internet access in many parts of the US and help more Americans get online. Our President is calling for an end to state laws that limit broadband access. He wants to allow local communities to build their own municipal networks, like we have here in Tacoma with […]

by · January 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News

Mixer for Heritage Organization Professionals on Feb. 7

The City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office invites professionals and volunteers in heritage-related fields and organizations to a no-host lunch mixer at noon on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Harmon Brewery and Eatery (1938 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma). This mixer will follow the Heritage League of Pierce County’s annual meeting, and is being used to encourage networking and collaboration between […]

by · January 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Local, News