The Pierce County Council confirmed the appointments of four new members to the Pierce County Housing Authority: Ken Miller, Willie Stewart, Tausha Blaksley and Mark Martinez.
“This seems like an exceptional slate of folks that we are going to count on to take on some potentially really, really new territory because we’re going to be pressing pretty hard on housing in Pierce County,” said Chair Derek Young at the Jan. 25 regular council meeting.
The council passed a resolution recognizing and congratulating the Graham-Kapowsin High School football team on its undefeated season, 2021 Class 4A state championship and the national GEICO State Champions Bowl Series win.
Last month, Graham-Kapowsin scored on a 32-yard touchdown pass with one second left in the game, shocking No. 3-ranked Collins Hill football team out of Suwanee, Georgia, 40-36 in the finale of the GEICO State Championship Bowl Series on ESPN from Las Vegas.
Congressman Derek Kilmer was on hand virtually for the council meeting and addressed the council.
Kilmer first thanked the council and staff for their partnership and leadership in dealing with the pandemic over the last two years before moving on to speak about the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that Congress passed last year and was signed into law by President Joe Biden.
“That’s a law that’s really about putting people to work now and laying the foundation for economic growth over the long haul by investing in roads and bridges and transit, water systems, ports and broad band,” the 6th Congressional District representative from Gig Harbor said, pledging to continue working in concert with the council to address the needs of Pierce County.
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