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Public invited to learn about South Sound 911 building plans

Leaders from South Sound 911 and members of the Pierce County Council will provide briefings about the agency’s plan to build a new public safety communications center at upcoming public meetings around the county. Voters in Pierce County authorized the project in November 2011 as part of a 0.1 percent sales tax increase to fund the consolidation of six disparate 911 centers and create a regional emergency communications radio network.

The 3rd District meeting will be Thursday, May 14th, at 6 p.m. at Graham Fire & Rescue Station 94, 23014 70th Ave. E in Graham. Please click here for the rest of the public meetings.

Watch Jim's human trafficking segment on Pierce County Talks

The International Labor Organization says there are nearly 21 million victims of human trafficking across the world. Nearly a quarter of the victims are children and over half are women and girls.

Washington State and Pierce County have joined the fight against human trafficking. We talk with Pierce County Council member Jim McCune and Chris Gilge from Washington Engage.

FIGHTING AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING
It is vitally important that our society not stand idly by as human beings are bought and sold as sex slaves and forced labor. Human trafficking is no different than modern-day slavery, and it's not going away. I will continue the fight against human trafficking, and you can help...
                       
To get help, or offer help, call the national hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

Learn to identify the signs that someone may be involved:
  • Those who've had their ID, passport or documents taken away
  • Those who show signs of physical, sexual or emotional abuse
  • Those showing signs of physical restraint, confinement, or torture
  • Those being threatened by or are in debt to their boss
  • Those under 18 who are involved in the commercial sex industry
  • Those not free to come and go from their place of work
  • Those who work and don't seem to be receiving payment
                       
Read the state report on Best practices in reducing human trafficking.
Visit the National Human Trafficking Resource Center online.
For more resources and information, visit Shared Hope International.

OTHER RESOURCES:
Washington Engage
REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade)
Polaris Project

Council proclaims January 2015 as Human Trafficking Prevention Month

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Members of the Pierce County Council voted unanimously in favor of a 
resolution declaring January 2015 to be Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The statistics are staggering. We cannot call ourselves a civilized society with a straight face while this victimization is taking place in our own backyard. Until we all recognize what’s happening and try to get involved to stop it, these crimes will continue to grow unchecked. That’s why I’m thankful this resolution will help draw attention to the issue and hopefully lead to fewer victims and stiffer penalties.


Daffodil royalty descends on the Pierce County Council

DSC_0703_WEB.jpgAmid a sea of yellow taffeta and silver tiaras, members of the Pierce County Council honored the 82nd Annual Daffodil Festival Tuesday and recognized the good work done by its ambassadors, members of the Royal Court. 

Twenty-three Daffodil Princesses joined the 2015 Daffodil Queen to speak with members of the council about community service, leadership training and educational opportunities provided by their organization, a non-profit aiming to become an influential service and leadership development organization while serving as ambassadors of Pierce County. Click to read more...

About Jim McCune (District 3 Representative)

Jim McCune was elected to the Pierce County Council in November 2012. Council Member McCune represents the communities of:

 

Council Member McCune serves as the Chair of the Public Safety and Human Services Committee. He also serves as a member of the Community Development Committee, as well as the Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee. Council Member McCune also serves on several other committees and external boards.

PERSONAL & POLITICAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Council Member Jim McCune’s career began over 44 years ago as a provider of Copper River Salmon products in the private sector. Jim served on the board of Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC) for 12 years. PWSAC has 5 world class hatcheries in Alaska. These hatcheries are privately owned and operated, creating over 2,500 jobs directly and indirectly, contributing millions of dollars in the Pacific Northwest.

Councilman McCune discovered a desire for public service through his business associations and while taking private courses on early foundational American history and constitutional law. His passion for civics was inspired by the vision our founding fathers had for this country. They appealed to the Supreme Judge of the world for wisdom to design our constitutional republic; thereby, protecting our unalienable right to life, liberty and property. He emphasizes his hope that our courts will return to seeking original intent when deciding law. It is his utmost desire to uphold his oath to support and defend our state and federal constitutions. 

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord (Ps. 33:12)

CIVIC & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Current:
Graham Business Association, member
Eatonville Chamber of Commerce, member
Backcountry Horsemen of Washington, member
Sons of the American Legion, member
2nd and 29th District Republican Club, member
Active church member
Adoptive parent

Past:
Washington State Legislator, 2nd Leg. District
Assistant scout master, Boy Scouts of America
Awana leader
Kiwanis Club, member
Food bank volunteer
Junior high and high school basketball coach for over 10 years
Director, adult community outreach basketball program
Former foster parent

AWARDS
Cornerstone Award, Association of Washington Business
Guardian of Small Business Award, National Federation of Independent Business
100 percent voting record, Farm Bureau
Numerous basketball coaching awards


Contact Us
Jim McCune
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Jim McCune
District 3 Councilmember

Amy Cruver
Councilmember Assistant

County-City Building
Room 1046
930 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402-2176


Ph: (253) 798-6626
Fx: (253) 798-7509

Email:
jmccune@co.pierce.wa.us

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Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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