Council seeks new members of ethics board


The Tacoma City Council is looking for applicants to fill two positions on the Board of Ethics.

The Board of Ethics is comprised of five regular members who are Tacoma residents. Members are recommended by the Government Performance and Finance Committee and appointed by the City Council. The membership term is three years.

The role of the Board is to receive, investigate, and make recommendations for disposition of complaints of violation of the Code of Ethics by the City Manager, the Director of Public Utilities, a member of the Public Utility Board (Utility Board), or a City-elected official. The Board may also render advisory opinions in response to a request by one of the aforementioned officials, and render and publish formal opinions on any matter within the scope of the Board’s authority which it may deem appropriate.

For additional information on the Board of Ethics, visit their website or contact City Clerk Doris Sorum at (253) 591-5361.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Oct. 8. To apply, please visit; contact the Clerk’s Office at (253) 591-5178,; or drop by the City Clerk’s Office, Room 11, Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.

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