Dear Friends,

Tacoma has a lot to be proud of. Our city has made dramatic progress over the past decade, but the reality of the economic climate has affected each and every one of us. From our magnificent waterfront to our unique neighborhoods and business districts, we must protect and nurture our assets.

If we take care of what we have and make smart decisions, the rest will follow. Tacoma will be poised to attract private investment, create jobs, and open doors of opportunity for more of our residents. Now is not the time to stand still. We must evaluate our priorities and shape a collective vision that will serve as our road map for the future.

It is an honor to represent you as a member of the Tacoma City Council and it will be a privilege to serve as your next mayor.


Marilyn Strickland