11 candidates seek 8 spots on Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority Board

The City of Tacoma could soon fill eight positions on the 10-member Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority (TCRA) Board.

TCRA serves the local community by administering loans to low-income families who need help buying or repairing their homes, as well as to developers who provide multi-family housing to low-income families. The board also works with businesses that rehabilitate blighted commercial space, as well as with non-profit organizations that provide key services to the local community. The board consists of lawyers, bankers, contractors, certified public accountants, and real estate brokers or agents. They serve two-year terms. The board meets at 7:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

Currently, the City of Tacoma seeks to appoint or re-appoint one attorney, two contractors, one certified public accountant, two bankers, and two licensed realtors or brokers.

Tacoma City Council’s Neighborhoods and Housing Committee will interview 11 candidates for the board next week. The applicants include Tim Boyle — banker; Teresa Colby (seeking re-appointment) — contractor; Edward “Curt” Curtis (seeking re-appointment) — licensed realtor or broker; Carol Duris — banker; Rea Hagan (seeking re-appointment) — contractor; Jason Kors — certified public accountant; Lynn Lackey — licensed realtor or broker; Michael McNiel — licensed realtor or broker; Bryce Sheldon — licensed realtor or broker; Steve Snider (seeking re-appointment) — banker; and Chris Van Vechten — attorney.

The interviews will be held on Mon., Jan. 6, at 4:30 p.m. at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Room 248. Copies of the agenda and meeting materials are available online here. Tacoma City Council is expected to review the committee’s recommendations for appointments and re-appointments and vote on the issue during its meeting on Tues., Jan. 21.

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