2 people reappointed to Foss Waterway Development Authority

Tacoma City Council this week reappointed two people to Tacoma's Foss Waterway Development Authority (FWDA) Board of Directors.

Tacoma City Council this week reappointed two people to Tacoma’s Foss Waterway Development Authority (FWDA) Board of Directors.

The seven-member panel is tasked with undertaking, assisting with, and otherwise facilitating the redevelopment of property within and along Thea Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma, according to the City of Tacoma’s Web site. Commission members are appointed by the Mayor of Tacoma and Tacoma City Council; serve three-year terms; and typically include civic or business leaders with experience in such fields as finance, real estate development, law, and construction management. To the extent possible, a majority of FWDA Board of Directors should be Pierce County residents. The panel typically meets at 4 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of every month at 535 Dock St., Suite 204, in downtown Tacoma.

The City issued a call for applicants in October to fill two three-year terms on the panel. Tacoma City Council’s Economic Development Committee recommended the reappointment of William Driscoll and Jay Jetter to the FWDA Board of Directors during a public meeting on Tues., Nov. 25. The committee then forwarded its recommendations for appointments to the full city council for final confirmation.

Tacoma City Council approved a resolution on Tuesday to reappoint Driscoll and Jetter to serve three-year terms to expire on Dec. 31, 2017.

“I think most of us in this room would agree that one of the greatest assets we have in the City of Tacoma is the Foss Waterway,” said Tacoma City Councilmember Marty Campbell, who also chairs Tacoma City Council’s Economic Development Committee, during a public meeting on Tuesday to vote on the resolution. “The development that has happened over the last decade or more — two decades, really — down there, that didn’t just happen by accident. That happened because we have a good governing board in the Foss Waterway Development Authority.

“Tonight we are reappointing two members who were appointed to fill two vacancies about eighteen months ago,” he added. “I put forward these names. I think they have served us well for the time they have been on [the board]. They will continue to serve us well, and continue to make our city a great place to be.”

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