A Pierce County native, Executive Dammeier attended Curtis High School before going on to graduate with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy. He served eight years as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer. While on active duty, he was deployed on humanitarian relief missions in the United States and across the world. At the conclusion of his military service, he returned to Washington state, went to work in his family printing business, and became a dedicated community volunteer. Bruce and Lauren, his wife of more than 35 years, live in Puyallup. They have three grown sons and three grandchildren.
Executive Bruce Dammeier has unveiled his proposed 2024-2025 biennial budget, which is centered around community-driven priorities. The budget exceeds $3 billion and has been shaped by community input. It places a strong emphasis on key areas such as public safety, justice, transportation, and more. Investments in Human Services have been allocated to improve residents' quality of life, with a focus on safer roads and transportation upgrades in the near future.
Additionally, the budget includes provisions for a new shared housing village to address the needs of the chronically homeless and emphasizes the importance of drug treatment and recovery programs. Furthermore, there is a Blue Zones wellness transformation initiative aimed at promoting longevity and better health. Lastly, the budget is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. This budget is a reflection of our unwavering commitment to creating a brighter and more inclusive future for Pierce County.