Ryan Mello to be new Growth Board Chair

PSRC President John Marchione, Mayor of Redmond, has selected Tacoma Deputy Mayor Ryan Mello to be the new Chair of the Growth Management Policy Board.

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"As a long-standing member of the Growth Management Policy Board, Deputy Mayor Mello has been focused on helping the region grow the economy, protect our natural environment, and enhance our communities," said Mayor Marchione.

Mello was elected to the Tacoma City Council in 2011 and has been a Growth Management Policy Board member since his election. He was appointed Vice-Chair of the board in 2012.

He currently serves as the executive director of the Pierce Conservation District, where he leads a staff of conservation professionals working to improve water quality and habitat function for people, fish and wildlife, increase access to local, healthy food for all and improve sustainable agriculture practices.

Mello will Chair the board meeting on Thursday. See the full agenda for the meeting.