Pierce County Council District 4 member Ryan Mello

Ryan Mello

Serving the communities of Fircrest, parts of Tacoma's North and South ends, Hilltop, Downtown, Port of Tacoma, and University Place.


Born in Kailua, Hawaii, Ryan Mello moved to Tacoma in 1997 to attend the University of Puget Sound where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics and government. As an AmeriCorps volunteer he coordinated the Youth United program at the United Way of Pierce County. 


As Executive Director of the Pierce Conservation District he led a team of conservation professionals.


Mello sat on the Tacoma City Council from 2010 to 2019 and served as Chair of the Infrastructure, Planning & Sustainability Committee, led the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Growth Management Policy Board and the Pierce County Flood Control Zone District Advisory Committees. He also served on the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Board of Directors and Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners, among other assignments. 


Mello serves on the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, was a founding board member of Equal Rights Washington and was on the Transportation Choices Coalition Board of Directors. 


In 2005, he was elected citywide to the Metro Parks Tacoma Board of Commissioners.

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