Regional collaboration through the Joint Municipal Action Committee

The Port of Tacoma is a member of the Joint Municipal Action Committee (JMAC), an intergovernmental consortium focused on creating a resilient, anti-racist community. JMAC, which generally meets on the second Friday of each month, was established in the 1970s as a venue for elected officials to collaborate.

JMAC’s eight members are: City of Tacoma, Metro Parks Tacoma, Tacoma Public Schools, Pierce County, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Port of Tacoma, Pierce Transit, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. Agendas, meeting minutes, presentations and more can be found here.

JMAC concentrates its collective work under three strategic themes:

  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI): Innovation in this area reduces systemic racism, sexism, and other biases that hold our community back.
  • Public Health and Safety: Innovation in this area reduces vulnerability to health, wellness, and safety challenges.
  • Community Wealth Building: Innovation in this area aids local entrepreneurism and wealth accumulation.

Several public sector governments including the City of Tacoma, Tacoma Public Schools, Port of Tacoma, and Metro Parks Tacoma have spent years working together, coordinating efforts with other governing bodies for the common good of Tacoma residents. This group has grown over time to include: Pierce County, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and Pierce Transit.