Marilyn Strickland: Mayor, Tacoma
Mayor Strickland is a strong advocate of building smart, sustainable cities. Her focus is on improving public transit and bike/pedestrian infrastructure, and promoting urban density through mixed-use inner city development. Her knowledge and support of the environment continues to grow with the help of Councilmember Ryan Mello, who leads the environmental agenda on the Council. Mayor Strickland has provided strong leadership while balancing economic development with environmental protection and sustainability.