Marty understands the issues facing Pierce County Council District five. He has my vote because of his experience and leadership creating real solutions in our community.
– Catherine Ushka, Tacoma City Council


Professional Experience

  • Salishan Community Association Manager; through The Management Trust, An Employee Owned Company
  • Founded and operated two successful small businesses, Stadium Video and Buzzard’s CDs

Elected Experience
Tacoma City Councilmember, 2010-2017; Tacoma Deputy Mayor, 2013
Accomplishments include funding sidewalks, street repairs, expanding residential solar incentives, making Tacoma a Welcoming City, and improving response times for police, EMS and code enforcement. While on Council Marty served on many committee, boards and commissions:

  • Economic Development Committee- Chair
  • Public Safety, Human Services and Education Committee – Vice Chair
  • Government Performance and Finance Committee – Vice Chair
  • Infrastructure, Planning and Sustainability Committee
  • Environment and Public Works
  • Appointments Committee
  • City Manager Performance Review Committee
  • Joint Municipal Action Committee- Vice Chair
  • Tacoma- Pierce County Board of Health – Vice Chair
  • Chrystal Judson Family Justice Center – Chair
  • Pierce County Regional Council
  • Puget Sound Regional Council – Transportation Policy Board
  • Puyallup Tribe Community Contribution Committee
  • Safe Streets- Board of Directors
  • City of Tacoma Arts Commission
  • Eastside Collaborative
  • Eastside Community Center Steering Committee
  • Council Liaison to the Eastside Neighborhood Council
  • CYS Youth Homeless Advisory Council
  • Association of Washington Cities, Legislative Committee
  • MPT – COT Parks Policy Group
  • Pierce County Commission Against Domestic Violence
  • Tacoma 360
  • Tacoma Gang Reduction Project Executive Steering Committee

Marty focused on intensive and continuing governance education, achieving the Gold Level Certificate of Achievement in Leadership in National League of Cities University Program.  

Community Service
Marty is a regular fixture at neighborhood community cleanups, depaving events, picnics, community meetings and many other community gatherings. Over the years Marty has served on many boards and organizations across the community, including:

  • Cross-District Business Association, Chair
  • Alchemy Skateboarding – Founding board member; Chair
  • Downtown Merchant’s Group – Chair
  • Grand Cinema, Board of Directors – Chair
  • New Tacoma Neighborhood Council – Chair
  • Community Council of Tacoma
  • City Club of Tacoma, Board of Directors
  • Washington State Chess Federation
  • City of Tacoma Environmental Services Commission
  • Stadium Historical Business District.
  • Tacoma Urban Network
  • Arlington Road, Homeless Youth Transition Housing Project – Advisory Committee
  • Dometop Neighborhood Alliance
  • American Leadership Forum
  • Get Smart Tacoma Organizing Committee
  • Creative Cities Tacoma
  • Tall Ships Tacoma Organizing Committee