On December 22, 2019, South Sound 911 transitioned from an interlocal administrative agency to a Public Development Authority (PDA) in accordance with RCW 35.21.730-755 (Resolution 2019-13). The former governing bodies, the Policy Board and Operations Board, were dissolved and the 11-member Board of Directors became the sole governing body to which the South Sound 911 executive director reports.

All local government agencies contracting for the agency’s services are represented on the board, either directly or indirectly. A separate Public Safety Communications Operations Committee of police and fire chiefs advise the Board of Directors and executive director on any matters related to South Sound 911 operations.

Board members are elected officials with representation that is reflective of the agency’s customer base. Seats on the board are allocated among South Sound 911’s member agencies based on the relative size of the most recently approved annual Communications Assessments payable by member agencies. Terms are three (years) and there are no term limits.


The Board of Directors meet monthly. Public comment is allowed at the start of every meeting.

Agendas & Minutes

Video/Audio Recordings of Meetings

Approved resolutions and motions may be found in the Archive Center.

Julie Door, chair
City of Puyallup Council
333 S. Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371
Ph: 253-770-3339

Pat McElligott, vice-chair
East Pierce Fire & Rescue Commissioner
18421 Veterans Memorial Drive
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Joe Bushnell
City of Tacoma Council
747 Market St., 12th Fl
Tacoma, WA 98402
Ph: 253-591-5470

Scott Casebolt
West Pierce Fire & Rescue Commissioner
3631 Drexler Dr. W.
University Place, WA 98466

Bruce Dammeier
Pierce County Executive
930 Tacoma Ave. S., Rm. 737
Tacoma, WA 98402
Ph: 253-798-7477

Robyn Denson
Pierce County Councilmember
930 Tacoma Ave. S., Rm. 1046
Tacoma, WA 98402
Ph: 253-798-7776

Kathy Hayden
City of Sumner Mayor
1104 Maple St., Ste. 250
Sumner, WA 98390
Ph: 253-299-5500

Matt Holm
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue Commissioner
17520 22nd Ave. E.
Tacoma, WA 98445

Pat Hulcey
City of Fife Council
5411 23rd St. E. 
Fife, WA 98424
Ph: 253-212-5716

J. Trestin Lauricella
City of Lakewood Council
6000 Main St. SW.
Lakewood, WA 98499
Ph: 253-983-7705

Sarah Rumbaugh
City of Tacoma Council
747 Market St., 12th Fl
Tacoma, WA 98402
Ph: 253-591-5000