Tacoma marks 20 years of neighborhood councils

The City of Tacoma will mark 20 years of its neighborhood council program during a celebration later this month.

Tacoma City Council passed legislation in 1992 designating eight neighborhood council areas whose boundaries correspond to the City’s traditional planning areas with minor adjustments. Each neighborhood council serves as an independent, non-profit citizen organization to promote citizen-based efforts for neighborhood improvements, and also establishes a partnership between city government and the neighborhoods it serves. The councils host presentations related to local issues, support community events approve or recommend projects for funding and generally act as a sounding board for citizens.

The 20th anniversary celebration will be held on Thurs., Sept. 27 between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, located at 4851 South Tacoma Way. Food and entertainment provided by the Neighborhood Councils of Tacoma and the Tacoma Community Council. More information about Tacoma’s neighborhood council program is available online here.