Tacoma Dome Revitalization
Aug 30, 2018
Kim Bedier
Tacoma Dome Revitalization

Over the last 35 years, more than 25 million people have enjoyed world-class entertainment and events at the Tacoma Dome. This summer, the Dome is being enhanced with more than $30 M in capital improvements focused on making the live experience even better. Kim Bedier, Director of Tacoma Venues & Events for the City of Tacoma, will review all the exciting developments and what you can expect once the Dome reopens this fall.”

As Director of Tacoma Venues & Events, Kim is responsible for the iconic Tacoma Dome, one of the world’s largest wood domed structures seating up to 22,000, the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, and Cheney Stadium, the historic Pantages and Rialto Theaters, and Theater on the Square. The City’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality and the Special Event Permitting group were recently added to her portfolio. Kim also liaises with Travel Tacoma and South Sound Sports, and is a member of the City’s Executive Leadership team.

Bedier served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Venue Managers in 2015. She is former Chair of the Board of Regents of IAVM’s Venue Management School and Graduate Institute where she has instructed for many years. Bedier also instructs at the annual Asia-Pacific (Australia) Venue Management School and Leadership Institute.

Bedier was named one of five inaugural “Women of Influence” in the venue management industry by Venues Today in 2007. Facilities & Events Management named her one of “Ten Leading Women Venue Executives” in 2016 and an “Entertainment Venue Executive Luminary” in 2017.