Serving downtown Tacoma, the Port of Tacoma, Hilltop, Central and South Tacoma, and the cities of Fircrest and University Place.
Ryan Mello represents District 4 and chairs the Council’s Community Development Committee, the Performance Audit Committee, and is Vice Chair of the Public Safety Committee.
Born in Kailua, Hawaii, Mello moved to Tacoma in 1997 to attend the University of Puget Sound where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics & Government. Fresh out of college he joined the AmeriCorps program (the domestic Peace Corps) where he coordinated the Youth United program at the United Way of Pierce County – engaging youth to a lifelong ethic of giving back.
As Executive Director of the Pierce Conservation District from 2012 to 2020 he led a team of conservation professionals committed to protecting our natural resources, Puget Sound recovery and improving our local food security.
Mello served on the Tacoma City Council from 2010 to 2019, led the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Growth Management Policy Board and the Pierce County Flood Control Zone District Advisory Committee and served on the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Board of Directors and Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners, among other assignments.
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External Boards & Commissions
|External Boards and Commissions||Position|
|Joint Determining Board||Member|
|Joint Municipal Action Committee||Member|
|Performance Audit Committee||Member|
|Pierce County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors||Member|
|Pierce County Regional Council||Member|
|Pierce County Reserve Officers Board of Trustees||Alternate|
|Pierce Transit Board||Member|
|Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Policy Board||Alternate|
|Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board||Member|
|South Sound Military & Communities Partnership Elected Officials Council||Alternate|
|Tideflats Subarea Plan Steering Committee||Member|
|Transfer of Development Rights Committee||Alternate|
|Washington State Association of Counties Board of Directors||Member|
|Washington State Association of Counties Legislative Steering Committee||Alternate|