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Regional Leadership
I lead or serve on the boards of regional organizations that have an effect on our daily lives.

Here's a quick look at some of those activities:

Puget Sound Regional Council:

As president, I aggressively lobbied the Legislature to pass a statewide transportation package that includes funding for the Highway 167/509 Puget Sound Gateway project to improve the movement of freight through our ports, among other things. The Legislature has been paralyzed on this issue, but we will keep fighting for this important investment in our local economy.

Alliance for a Healthy South Sound:

As chair, I worked to develop a new model of funding with the state to ensure that clean water strategies are equitable.

Sound Transit
Sound Transit board:

I worked on parking relief at the Puyallup and Sumner stations and on plans for extending the popular Tacoma Link light-rail system.

Pierce Transit
Pierce Transit board:

I supported innovations in transit services, such as the Gig Harbor trolley. 

Flood Control Zone District:

As one of the architects of this program, I was pleased to see the first projects begin at the Calistoga levee and the wall at the Tacoma sewage treatment plant.