Connie Ladenburg

Councilmember, District 4

Connie Ladenburg has served on the Pierce County Council since the voters of District 4 elected her in 2013. She chaired the Human Services Committee for three years before transitioning to Vice Chair in June 2020. Accomplishments while on Council include:

  • Advocacy for a Council initiated study on the needs and gaps within the behavioral health system throughout the County, conducted by the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI); 
  • Implementation of a Birth to 25 Advisory Board; 
  • Support for the Help me Grow Initiative;
  • Approving the allocation of funds to start the Mobile Community Intervention Response Team; and 
  • Providing support to the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team. 

Currently, Connie is working to champion the one-tenth of one percent sales tax for behavioral health in Pierce County, as well as trying to provide resources and solutions to end homelessness. 

Connie also serves on the Public Safety Committee, Economic and Infrastructure Committee, Flood Control District Board of Supervisors, and the Transportation Benefit District Board of Governors.

A Tacoma native, Connie married high school sweetheart John Ladenburg in 1969. They have five children and 11 grandchildren. Connie received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Pacific Lutheran University and her Master in Social Work from the University of Washington, Seattle.

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Ph: 253-798-7590
Fx: 253-798-7509

Councilmember Assistant
Annette Swillie

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10th Floor RM 1046
930 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402

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Pierce County Women in Leadership
Dr. Kimberly Keith, Hilltop Artists

Join Councilwoman Connie Ladenburg as she speaks with women in Pierce County leadership to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote. First, step inside Hilltop Artists to learn more from their Executive Director, Dr. Kimberly Keith, about how she found her passion through art and how she is using her love of the arts to inspire youth in the Pierce County community.

Pierce County Women in Leadership
Dona Ponepinto, President and CEO of United Way of Pierce County


Even at a young age, Dona Ponepinto, President and CEO of United Way of Pierce County was an aspiring leader. Councilwoman Ladenburg continues her series on women in Pierce County leadership by speaking with Dona about her journey of leading a team with a goal to reduce poverty in Pierce County. 

Pierce County Women in Leadership
Patti Jackson-Kidder, Chief of Corrections, Pierce County

Ever wondered what it’s like to run the Pierce County Corrections Facility? Our Chief of Corrections, Patti Jackson-Kidder, knows! Councilwoman Ladenburg speaks with Chief Jackson-Kidder about what it’s like to run the corrections facility and her greatest challenge in this inspiring role.

Pierce County Women in Leadership
Linda Nguyen, WorkForce Central Chief Executive Officer

Linda Nguyen, CEO of WorkForce Central, is a force to be reckon with as she ensures every moment counts! Follow along with Councilwoman Ladenburg as she dives deep into Linda’s leadership experience and learns more about how she helped create professional opportunities for thousands of Pierce County residents.


Hear all of Councilwoman Ladenburg's interview on the Obsessive Progressive Podcast!


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Standing Committees & External Boards

Standing Committee Memberships

Councilmember Connie Ladenburg serves on the following standing and select committees:

Standing CommitteePosition
Economic and Infrastructure Development CommitteeMember
Human Services CommitteeVice Chair
Public Safety, Humans Services and Budget CommitteeMember

External Boards & Commissions

Councilmember Connie Ladenburg serves on the following external boards and commissions:

External Board or CommissionPosition
Alliance for a Healthy South Sound Executive BoardMember
Tacoma Arts Live Board of TrusteesMember
Executive Board of Crystal Judson Family Justice CenterMember
Executive Board of Economic Development Corporation of Pierce CountyMember
Joint Determining Board Member
Joint Municipal Action CommitteeMember
Pierce County Commission Against Domestic ViolenceAlternate
Pierce County Flood Control Zone District Board of SupervisorsMember
Pierce County Regional Council Alternate
Pierce County Reserve Officers Board of TrusteesAlternate
Public Facilities District Board of DirectorsMember
Puget Sound Regional Council Economic Development District Board of DirectorsAlternate
South Sound Military and Communities PartnershipAlternate
Tourism Promotion Area Hotel CommissionAlternate
Transportation Benefit District Member

Council & Committee Meeting Information

For more information on agendas, meeting schedules and minutes please visit the Council and Committee Meetings page.

Visit our Office

Pierce County Council District 4
County-City Building 
10th Floor RM 1046

930 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402

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