Tacoma City Council vote June 2 could replace retirement director

The Tacoma Retirement Board has made a recommendation to the Tacoma City Council to remove Patricia Pabst from her post as Retirement Director.

Jodie Trueblood, who has served the City as the manager of the Tax and License Division, will serve as interim retirement director, pending approval of the City Council at its next meeting on June 2.

“The board has decided, through the course of its regular performance evaluation, that it is time to take a new direction with the leadership of our retirement system,” said Tacoma Mayor Bill Baarsma, who also serves as chair of the Tacoma Retirement Board. “Pending City Council approval, we will begin a search for a new permanent director.”

Pabst has worked for the City of Tacoma for 26 years.