|Running For:||City Council - Position 8|
|Representing:||Pierce County, Tacoma, Washington|
Information About Ryan Mello
Ryan Mello was appointed to the Tacoma City Council in January 2010 and represents the At-Large Position 8. Previously, Ryan was elected citywide to the Metropolitan Park Board of Commissioners in 2005.
Born in Kailua, Hawaii, Ryan moved to Tacoma in 1997. A graduate of the University of Puget Sound, he earned a degree in Politics and Government. On the Tacoma City Council, Ryan now serves as Vice Chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee and the Puyallup River Watershed Executive Task Force. He currently works as the Pierce County Director for the Cascade Land Conservancy.
Ryan has been active in the community, serving on United Way of Pierce County Committees and the Boards of local non-profits such as Equal Rights Washington. In 2008 – 2009, Ryan served as Co-Chair of the City’s Green Ribbon Task Force on Climate Change, which produced the City’s plan for addressing global climate change. Ryan has served as chief of staff for State Rep. Hans Dunshee and before that as an AmeriCorps volunteer, working in the Youth United program at the United Way of Pierce County helping to implement the first-in-the-nation “Letter in Community Service” program where high school students can earn their varsity letter for service to their community, much like they do for athletics. Ryan and his partner Jerry have three dogs and two cats and live in central Tacoma, within walking distance of the 6th Avenue Business District. He enjoys hiking, kayaking, walking the dogs at local parks, working in the yard, home improvement projects and community service.
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