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Thursday, February 11, 2016 This Week's Paper
Catalinich named Pierce County Director of Communications

County Executive Pat McCarthy has selected Libby Catalinich as the next Director of Communications. The first day on the job for Catalinich will be Feb. 8, with confirmation by the County Council to follow.

Catalinich will leave her positon as Senior Advisor for JayRay Marketing in Tacoma to assume the role of Director of Communications. Prior to JayRay, Catalinich served as the Director of Corporate Communications for REI and Senior Vice President of Public Relations for Washington Mutual.

Executive McCarthy cited Catalinich’s experience as the deciding factor for her selection.

Tacoma Municipal Court Judge David Ladenburg announces run for Superior Court

Tacoma Municipal Court Judge David Ladenburg has announced his candidacy for election to Pierce County Superior Court Position #17 being vacated by Judge Ron Culpepper.

Judge Ladenburg has served on the Tacoma Municipal Court for 13 years.  In addition to other cases, he handled the majority of the domestic violence cases for the City of Tacoma.
Previously Judge Ladenburg served as a deputy prosecutor for the City of Tacoma for 4 years, and 9 years in private practice.

Judge Ladenburg commented, “After years of experience I will bring my expertise in dealing…

Pierce Transit seeking public input on 25-year transit options

Pierce Transit is developing a plan for how it will provide public transportation services over the next 25 years. The agency’s Long Range Plan, titled Destination 2040, will become the guide for providing dependable, safe, efficient and fully-integrated public transportation throughout the South Sound. An important part of the process is gathering community input about services and routes the public would like the agency to provide.

To achieve that goal Pierce Transit is hosting open houses in February to share several service scenarios through the year 2040 and get feedback on which…

Strickland to Deliver State of the City Address on Feb. 24

In collaboration with the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Marilyn Strickland will deliver the 2016 State of the City Address on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in the Hotel Murano Ballroom (1320 Broadway in Tacoma).

Speaking on the theme, Better Together, Strickland will review major accomplishments of 2015 and share plans for the new year on several topics including economic growth, neighborhood revitalization, transportation, Project PEACE and Tacoma2025.

In addition, Strickland will highlight the 2016 U.S. Conference of Mayors Compact, which challenges…

Mixer for Heritage Organization Professionals on Feb. 6

The City of Tacoma's Historic Preservation Office invites professionals and volunteers in heritage-related fields and organizations to a no-host lunch mixer on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 12:30 p.m. at Elemental Pizza (1702 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma).

This mixer will follow the Heritage League of Pierce County’s annual meeting, and is being used to encourage networking and collaboration between local heritage organizations and the Historic Preservation Office. It will also provide an opportunity for attendees to share their 2016 programming.

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