Meet the finalists for city’s Economic Development Director


Tacoma residents, community members and stakeholders will have the opportunity to welcome the City of Tacoma’s four Community and Economic Development Director finalists during a “Meet and Greet” forum and community reception on Monday, April 30, from 5:30 – 7 p.m., at The Evergreen State College Tacoma Campus Lyceum Hall (1210 6th Ave.).

The four finalists seeking to become Tacoma’s next Community and Economic Development Director include:

Betty Nokes Capestany, currently serving as President and CEO for Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, in Bellevue, Wash.

Kurt Creager, currently serving as President for Urbanist Housing Solutions LLC, in Vancouver.

Chris Green, currently serving as Assistant Director of Washington State Department of Commerce, in Olympia.

Lance Randall, currently serving as Director of Economic Development for Southeast Effective Development (SEED), in Seattle.

Questions regarding Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Director recruitment and selection process can be directed to Kat Flores in the city’s Human Resources Department at or (253) 591-5462.

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