The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, May 06, 2016 This Week's Paper
Applicants sought for the Human Services Commission

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill five positions on the Human Services Commission.

The Human Services Commission consists of 15 members who are interviewed and recommended by the Community Vitality and Safety Committee and appointed by the City Council. Membership must reflect the diversity of our community as to race/culture, gender, age, socioeconomics, geography, and interest in Commission membership. Youth between the ages of 16 and 18 are encouraged to apply.

The Human Services Commission conducts public hearings, accepts and reviews funding… Read More

New Fife Police Chief Sworn in

Pete Fisher was appointed as Fife’s Police Chief, effective March 28. City Manager Subir Mukerjee designed a community led hiring process and said although all candidates brought outstanding credentials, Fisher stood out for his sense of ethics, PIO background, and thirst for new knowledge.

“Fisher was a top candidate throughout our rigorous hiring process,” Mukerjee said. “He brings an outstanding skill set that will truly complement the work of our Police Department.”

In accepting the position, Chief Fisher said he was impressed with the quality of leadership and level… Read More

Tacoma Yacht Club, Metro Parks Tacoma ready for Cinderella Ball

The Tacoma Yacht Club will devote its entire facility to this year’s Cinderella Ball, a formal dance to give people with disabilities an opportunity to experience an event of style and glamour.

Last spring was the first time Metro Parks and the yacht club put on the ball. For the 110 guests, it was comparable to a prom or coming-out party.

“People were excited to be there,” said Nancy Williams, who leads the yacht club’s outreach efforts with her fiance Bill Foulk. “Because of the enthusiasm and how much fun everyone had last year, we wanted to recreate that… Read More

Metro Park District’s Chief Announces Retirement

After 16 years leading Metro Parks Tacoma, Executive Director Jack C. Wilson has announced his intention to retire by September.

“I have decided, after 43 years in the parks and recreation profession, to graduate to the next phase of my life,” Wilson wrote in a memo to the Board of Park Commissioners.

Wilson came to Metro Parks in 1999 from Cincinnati, Ohio, to lead the independent park district. He is responsible for Metro Parks' senior administration and management of its 270 career employees and 750 seasonal or part-time employees.

“Jack has had an extraordinary… Read More

Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 set to close Thursday

Starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, March 24, crews will close the Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma. The on-ramp will remain closed around the clock until mid-April. The work is weather-dependent, and inclement weather could delay the reopening of the ramp.

During the closure, crews will realign the ramp as part of I-5: M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV project.

Drivers will be detoured via State Route 509 and Interstate 705 until the ramp reopens. Drivers are encouraged to plan extra time into their commute.

Drivers can stay informed about… Read More

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