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City Club Luncheon – Tacoma Waterfront: WOW!
May 17, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
May 17th Lunch – Tacoma Waterfront: WOW!
11:30am at the Landmark, 47 St Helens
So much is happening on Tacoma’s waterfront.
While we all know about Pt Ruston, plans are being drawn up for parks, trails, and more – Amazing! Will the Dome to Defiance plan work out? Find out all there is to know about Tacoma’s already beautiful waterfront. Its future is bright. A surprise or two for you to learn about at this program.
We will hear from two in the know:
Metro Parks Tacoma
Metro Parks Tacoma (MPT) as Design and Construction Manager under the Planning and Development Department. Born and raised in Tacoma Washington, Marty’s early career in Parks and Recreation began with his initial employment with MPT in 1987 and had expanded over nearly 30 years to include projects throughout Washington and other western states. For the past 15 years, Marty resided in Austin Texas where he served in the capacities of Landscape Architect, Park Development Coordinator and as Division Manager of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Most recently Marty served as Assistant Director of Austin’s park system, responsible for the Planning, CIP, Grounds Maintenance, Facility Services and Cemetery Operations Divisions.
Marty is a registered Landscape Architect, having achieved initial licensure in Washington State in 1992 and with the State of Texas in 2002. Marty received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington College of Architecture and Urban Planning in 1989.
Foss Waterway Development Authority, Executive Director
When Su Dowie announced last spring that she would be retiring as the Executive Director of the Foss Waterway Development Authority, Norm Gollub was working as the Downtown Economic Development Coordinator in Sarasota, Florida, about an hour south of Tampa on the Gulf of Mexico. He saw the posting for the Executive Director position and realized that here was a fantastic opportunity to utilize all of his skill sets fully. He jumped at this chance to work in Tacoma and return to the Pacific Northwest where he had spent the majority of his career. He was very pleased when he was selected for the position by the FWDA’s Board of Directors. When he left Sarasota last May, Norm was tracking over 35 real estate development projects in various stages of development downtown with a combined value of almost $1 billion in construction activity.
Norm is very pleased to be in Tacoma and sees many prospects for the city’s growth and continued success as a Puget Sound destination.
Free Parking in the lot across the street