Marilyn Strickland


Marilyn Strickland

Tacoma Mayor


Marilyn Strickland is serving her second term as Mayor of Tacoma.

Born in Seoul, Korea, she is a graduate of the University of Washington and holds an MBA from Clark-Atlanta University. Prior to elected office, she worked in both the public and private sectors.

Mayor Strickland’s pro-growth agenda is focused on entrepreneurship, improving education, transportation, strengthening neighborhoods and attracting international investment.

Her regional and national board leadership includes:

  • Sound Transit
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors
  • Democratic Mayors Association.

Mayor Strickland has appeared on Meet the Press and National Public Radio. She is a Rose Fellow with the Urban Land Institute, was recognized by the National League of Cities Women in Municipal Government for outstanding local leadership, and received the 2014 Futurewise Community Champion Award.