We encourage residents, property owners, and business owners and employees in the Central Neighborhood to serve on the CNC board.  Our bylaws provide that any neighbor who attends three consecutive meetings may join the board.  Click here to download an application to serve on the CNC board. Our bylaws authorize up to 15 board members.

Charles Mann

CharlesMannChair.  Charles Mann joined the TCNC Board in September 2015. He and wife, Julie, have been Tacoma residents since December 2002, Hilltop residents since July 2012. The Manns particularly enjoy Tacoma’s small-town and progressive dynamics, chamber music, kayaking and hiking. Charles’ interests include community-building, Hilltop revitalization, affordable & extensive mass transit, extensive and buffered bicycle and pedestrian paths, superior public schools and eliminating overhead utilities.

Debby Sims

DeborahSimsVice Chair.  I joined the Board in October, 2014. [Bio to be added.]

Doug Schafer

Doug SchaferSecretary and Webmaster.  I joined the TCNC board in November 2010, having moved to S. 12th and Tyler the previous December.  Since 1978 I have resided in Tacoma (North End and West End) and worked downtown as an independent lawyer.  I have two adult sons, but both reside far away.  I enjoy walking, square dancing and round dancing (with Sandy, my partner since 2004), gardening, ukulele playing, computing and Internet stuff, and tracking newsworthy issues from the local to the international.

Luis Alonzo

LuisAlonzol Treasurer.  I joined the TCNC board in February 2017 and was immediately elected to fill the newly vacant treasurer position. Before moving to Tacoma, I lived and worked in various cities throughout the United States. In the summer of 2016 my fiancée and I moved to the central neighborhood as a great place to start a family. I am a biomedical engineer with interests ranging from education, entrepreneurship, biotechnology, DIY projects, traveling, cooking, soccer, and hiking. As a board member of the CNC I wish to advocate for our neighborhood, increase our neighborhood council’s presence and involvement in the city’s decision-making, and aid in the development and growth of this great part of our city.

Claudia Riedener

Claudia RiedenerI joined the CNC Board in March 2013. I grew up on a farm in Switzerland and moved to Tacoma via Chicago in 1998. I soon fell in love with this city, its environment, livability and character of community. I am a former board member of Puget Creek Restoration Society and volunteer for the WA State Native Plant Society. I worked as a horticulturist at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Lakewold Gardens and the W.W. Seymour Conservatory. Now I run a small business, Ixia Tile Tacoma, specializing in handcrafted art tile and architectural ceramics. Some of my interests are our urban forest, public art and bike-walkability of our neighborhoods.

Roxie Nichols

RoxieNicholsRoxie Nichols joined the board in January, 2016. She is originally from Phoenix, AZ. She and her husband, Steve, moved back to Tacoma in 1998 after living in many states. Tacoma was their favorite place out of the 14 cities they lived in. They moved to the Central Neighborhood in early 2000. Roxie's interests include rockhounding and beekeeping. She has two cats.

Aaron Johnsen

Aaron JohnsenAaron joined the Board in July, 2017. He was born and raised in Tacoma, and moved into the Central Neighborhood in February of 2016. He works as an occupational safety manager at a foundry in Tacoma. As a Board Member, he wishes to have a more involved role in his community.  He enjoys cycling, hiking, skiing, and the great City of Tacoma.

Dan Villa

Dan Villa photo soonDan joined the Board in September, 2017. [Bio coming soon.]

 

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