GAC presents: Local Action/Global Impact Thurs., Oct. 19

Local Action/Global Impact with speaker Marilyn Strickland, Mayor of Tacoma, Thurs., Oct. 19 from 7-8:30pm in the PUB 9208.

The phrase “think global, act local” is a call to arms of local activists. It is probably most strongly associated with environmental issues, but has been applied as well in many other policy realms including trade, immigration, transportation, healthcare, and education. Mayor Marilyn Strickland argues that there has been a shift from national to local governments, such as Tacoma, in seeking progress on these issues.

Marilyn Strickland is serving her second term as Mayor of Tacoma. Her pro-growth agenda focuses on creating family-wage jobs by improving education and workforce training, promoting entrepreneurship, investing in transportation, and attracting international investment.

Born in Seoul, she is a graduate of the University of Washington and holds an MBA from Clark-Atlanta University. Prior to elected office, she worked in both the private and public sectors. Mayor Strickland’s regional and national board leadership includes Sound Transit, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the Democratic Mayors Association. Strickland has appeared on Meet the Press and National Public Radio and is a trustee with the Urban Land Institute. She has been recognized by the National League of Cities Women in Municipal Government for outstanding local leadership and was recognized as the 2015 Washington Trade Hero by the Washington Council on International Trade.

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