City of Tacoma Employees Vote for Koree Wick for 2022 Civil Service Board Election
Updated On: Apr 01, 2022

Koree Wick is endorsed by IBEW Local 483 & Tacoma Joint Labor

The election for this Civil Service Board position will be conducted by official ballot on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. The ballots and candidate statements will be mailed to classified employees on or before Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Completed ballots must be returned by mail in the self-addressed, postage-paid envelopes or interoffice mail to the City Clerk’s Office located at 733 Market Street, Room 11, Tacoma, Washington 98402.

Please note the City Clerk’s Office must receive the ballots no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Ballots received or postmarked after Tuesday, May 3, 2022, will not be considered.

Candidate Statement

Name: Koree Wick

Education: BS, Business Administration, Eastern Oregon University; Master of Public

Administration, University of Washington.

Present Occupation: Director, Administrative Services/Finance, West Pierce Fire & Rescue

Community Leadership: Senior Fellow, American Leadership Forum; Board Member,

YWCA Pierce County; Member, Lakewood First Lions; Member, Passport Rotary Club of Pierce County.

I am honored to be nominated for the employee representative to the Civil Service Board. I believe I have a unique blend of education and experience that will help guide my service. I have a BS in Business Administration from Eastern Oregon University and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington; I am also a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum. I have been honored as a 40 under 40 recipient, more years ago than I care to admit. I began my career in the fire service over 25 years ago, starting as an Administrative Assistant. At that time, that particular labor group was not represented; I led the effort to organize a labor group still going strong. I have experience with Civil Service, as Lakewood Fire used to operate under that model. I've been on the management side of things since 2007, never losing sight of the importance of collaboration and partnership. I chair multiple labor/management committees, strategic planning committees, and sit on negotiations teams. I am a long-time member of the Board of Directors of the YWCA Pierce County, a member of Lakewood First Lions, and the Passport Rotary Club of Pierce County.


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