Executive Bruce Dammeier

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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.

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930 Tacoma Avenue S.

Tacoma, WA 98402-2100

Phone: (253) 798-7477

Phone: (800) 992-2456

Fx: (253) 798-6628


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2022-2023 Biennial Budget Executive Summary

The nearly $3 billion budget prioritizes funding for public safety and justice, attainable housing, and behavioral health.

“Since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in our community in March 2020, we have battled to contain the virus and respond to its destructive effects,” said Dammeier. “I am proud of our response to the emergency, and this budget supports our continued response. At the same time, we are primarily focused on strengthening our communities for the long-term.”

Most County funding is dedicated to keeping residents safe, equitably administering criminal justice, and staying accountable to County residents. Consequently, the proposed 2022-2023 biennial budget includes support for law enforcement, the courts and the Prosecutor’s Office to address rising crime levels and to promote equitable justice.

The full budget document and an abbreviated executive summary may be found at www.piercecountywa.gov/budget


American Rescue Plan Act

Pierce County is expecting to receive $175 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. In anticipation of receiving the ARPA funds, Executive Bruce Dammeier has submitted a funding proposal to the Pierce County Council. The proposal was informed by and reflects feedback and input from an advisory group of community leaders, as well as leaders from Pierce County cities and towns.

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