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Posted on: February 16, 2016

Figueroa and Swanson elected to leadership of Rainier Communications Commission

University Place Mayor Javier Figueroa and City of Puyallup Councilmember Tom Swanson have been elected to lead the Rainier Communications Commission, which advises local jurisdictions on telecommunications issues and televises local government programming.

Figueroa, who serves as the RCC president, holds several leadership positions with the city and was a member of the City Council's U.S. Open Task Force. He has 30 years of experience in real estate asset management. He is an Army veteran, a certified arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau and a gubernatorial appointee to the State Council on Aging.

"The Rainier Communications Commission provides an influential voice for local jurisdictions as the cable industry and the federal government discuss access to the rights of way in our communities," Figueroa said. "We are committed to promoting community interests in telecommunications, especially in matters involving franchise agreements, the siting of towers and other infrastructure."

Swanson also serves as a member of the Pierce County Regional Council, Argus Manor (Section 8 senior housing), the Association of the U.S. Army, and is Board President of the Puyallup Cares Foundation.

"In addition to its important telecommunications policy work, the RCC also adds transparency to local government by televising local meetings and events, and by telling award-winning stories about local people and places," Swanson said.

The Rainier Communications Commission consists of elected or appointed officials representing Pierce County and the cities of Sumner, Orting, Puyallup, Fife, DuPont, University Place, Ruston, Steilacoom and Carbonado. The City of Tacoma is a partner.

The RCC oversees Pierce County TV and other channels that air meetings and other programming for jurisdictions, agencies and schools. PCTV is available on channel 22 on Comcast Cable, 22/522 HD on Click! Cable TV, and channel 20 on Rainier Connect. Programming is available on demand at www.piercecountytv.org and on the PCTV mobile app.

MEDIA CONTACT:
David Hinman, PCTV General Manager
(253) 798-8710
[email protected]

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