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Mayor delivers inspiring message at State of the City Address

March 8, 2019

Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards delivered an inspiring message of Tacoma achieving its full potential, with all of its residents playing an active role, during her State of the City Address on March 6. The event took place on the campus of the University of Puget Sound. The theme of this year’s address was “Tacoma: Our Destiny in Motion.”

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In Pierce County, signs of hope amid the opioid carnage

February 21, 2019

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, of the 21.5 million Americans 12 or older who had a substance use disorder in 2014, 1.9 million had a substance use disorder involving prescription pain pills.

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Seattle Reign FC is moving to Tacoma in 2019

January 30, 2019

The National Women’s Soccer League team made the announcement during a joint news conference at Cheney Stadium with Seattle Sounders FC and the Triple-A baseball franchise Tacoma Rainiers.

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Woodards appointed VC of ‘Jobs, Education, and the Workforce’ committee

January 29, 2019

Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards has been appointed vice chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) “Jobs, Education, and the Workforce” Standing Committee. This committee focuses on the education and workforce development needs of cities in order to build a skilled workforce for a 21st century global economy. Specific issue areas include education; workforce development; public service employment; STEM; at-risk youth; summer jobs; youth employment and development; national service; dislocated workers and advanced manufacturing among others.

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Tacoma Appoints 2025 Strategic Manager

January 9, 2019

Jacques Colon has been hired to oversee the implementation of the Tacoma 2025 plan, the city of Tacoma announced this week.

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