Campbell, Boe appointed to lead Tacoma City Council’s Economic Development Committee

Tacoma Deputy Mayor Marty Campbell and Tacoma City Councilmember David Boe have been appointed to serve as chairman and vice-chairman, respectively, of Tacoma City Council’s Economic Development Committee.

Deputy Mayor Campbell was elected to city council in 2009 and represents District 4, which largely covers the city’s east side. Prior to being elected, Campbell served in a leadership role for several community organizations, including the Cross District Association, New Tacoma Neighborhood Council, The Grand Cinema, First Creek Neighbors, Dometop Neighborhood Alliance, TEAM, Downtown Merchant’s Group, City Club of Tacoma. He was also the owner of Buzzard’s Discs and Stadium Video.

Councilmember Boe owns and operates BOE Architects, PLLC, located in downtown Tacoma. Before being elected to Tacoma City Council in 2011, he served on Tacoma’s Planning Commission and the Tacoma Arts Commission.

The economic development committee reviews, evaluates and proposes economic development concepts, initiatives and policies that affect Tacoma’s business climate, neighborhood business districts, downtown and the waterfront, regional issues and opportunities, tourism, historic preservation, capital projects planning, development, and other related topics.

Other committee members include councilmembers Lauren Walker and Ryan Mello. Committee members serve one-year terms and meet at 10 a.m. on the second, fourth and fifth Tuesdays of the month in the Tacoma Municipal Building, located 747 Market St., Room 248.

More information about the 2013 Economic Development Committee is available online here.

Tacoma Deputy Mayor Marty Campbell (left) and Tacoma City Councilmember David Boe (right). (FILE PHOTOS BY TODD MATTHEWS)