Speaker Date Topic
Jake Fey Sep 29, 2022
Move Ahead WA: 16-year Transportation Package
 Move Ahead WA: 16-year Transportation Package

Representative Jake Fey will share an overview of the 2022 Move Ahead Washington Transportation Budget.

Born and raised in Port Angeles, Jake’s experience in the YMCA Youth and Government program pointed him early on toward a life of public service. He was the first in his family to attend college, earning a BA in Political Science from the University of Washington and then an MPA from the University of Puget Sound.

Jake served as the Director of the WSU Energy program from 2001 to 2019, providing leadership in alternative-energy and energy-efficiency. Jake has also coordinated community-volunteer efforts as a member of the Sound Transit and Pierce Transit Boards, and working on the Pierce County Public Health Board. He has served as Vice Chair of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, was a member of the Tacoma City Council and also Deputy Mayor of Tacoma.

Elected into the WA State House of Representatives in 2012, Jake currently serves as Chair of the House Transportation Committee and as a member of the House Environment and Energy Committee. In addition, Jake serves as the Vice Chair of the Council of State Governments’ Transportation Committee.

One of Jake’s top priorities in the legislature is ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable transportation system for our state. During the 2019 Legislative session, Jake introduced the Green Transportation bill, aimed at helping switch to electric vehicles and cleaner fuels, with incentives to buy electric vehicles and help to build the infrastructure to charge electric cars in Washington State. The new law also offers grants to help mass transit agencies electrify their fleets and takes steps to solve the last-mile problem in mass transit.

Jake has lived in Tacoma for more than 30 years. He has two children and two grandkids.

Rick Oldenburg Oct 06, 2022
Leave 10 South Sound
Leave 10 South Sound

Leave 10 South Sound is a movement created by local donors, nonprofits, and professional advisors to educate, encourage and inspire people in the South Puget Sound region to leave at least 10% of their estates to charity. Leave 10 South Sound aims to build stronger communities and transform as many people as possible into philanthropists. You can learn more by going to https://www.leave10.org/south-sound/about/

Mike Pellicciotti Nov 03, 2022
Washington State Treasurer
Washington State Treasurer

Washington State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti:

Mike Pellicciotti (pronounced “Pelly-chotty”) was elected Washington State Treasurer in 2020. Before becoming Treasurer, he served two terms in the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 30th Legislative District. Prior to his service in the legislature, Mike was an assistant attorney general who managed a state unit that combatted economic fraud in Washington.