Executive Bruce Dammeier

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County Executive

A Pierce County native, Executive Dammeier attended Curtis High School before going on to graduate with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy and serve 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 and became a dedicated community volunteer. Bruce and Lauren, his wife of more than 35 years, live in Puyallup. They have three grown sons.

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County-City Building, Room 737

930 Tacoma Avenue S.

Tacoma, WA 98402-2100

Phone: (253) 798-7477

Phone: (800) 992-2456

Fx: (253) 798-6628


Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


On November 15, Governor Inslee announced temporary restrictions to be in effect statewide until December 14. The new restrictions, with the exception of changes to restaurant operations, go into effect on Monday, Nov. 16 at midnight (12:01 am Tuesday); restaurant changes go into effect on Wednesday, November 18. Industries and activities not mentioned in the Governor's announcement may continue operating with the existing regulations.

Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier issued the following statement regarding the pending roll back order issued by Governor Jay Inslee:

I support the Governor’s plan to roll back to more limited operations and activities across the state. While I remain very concerned about the impact of this order on our already struggling small business and restaurants, I know that we cannot allow the rate of COVID-19 transmission to continue at its alarming pace.  Without significant action, we risk overwhelming our hospitals and threatening our healthcare system. 

I’m grateful that our Pierce County restaurants can continue participating in the successful Restaurant Rally. I encourage residents to support these businesses and employees by dining in through Tuesday or by ordering takeout through Thursday, if they can do so. We will continue our work to develop ways to support our small businesses and families that have been severely impacted by the pandemic.

As for County operations, we have already transitioned to a mostly remote work environment and remain committed to providing superior customer service to our residents. I ask all County residents to comply with these orders so that we can more quickly move past this challenging time and rebuild our community.

FREE Mobile Covid-19 Testing

Mobile testing stations are in the community so people can get tested for COVID-19. These tests are free. Identification is not required. On-site staff can help you register. Results are available in five to seven days. Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms should get tested right away.

CARES Act Funding

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress allocated federal funds to jurisdictions across the country with populations over 500,000. The amount provided to each entity was based on population size.  Pierce County received an allocation of approximately $158 million. 

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