Kristin Ang

Commissioner | Position #5

First elected to commission: 2019
Current term: Jan. 1, 2024 – Dec. 31, 2027
Current commission office: President

Kristin Ang is a Filipino-American attorney, community advocate, Port of Tacoma Commissioner and Northwest Seaport Alliance Managing Member. She made history as the first person of color elected to the Port of Tacoma commission, along with the historical endorsement of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. She is on the Port’s environmental, DEI, and Tribal liaison committees. She is also on the executive board of the Central Puget Sound Economic Development District and the Washington Council on International Trade.

Commissioner Ang earned an academic and music scholarship at the University of Puget Sound, where she completed her business degree. She obtained her law degree at Cornell Law School. She believes in the power of community and is board president of the City Club of Tacoma, a Tacoma Rotary 8 member, and Greater Tacoma Community Foundation ambassador.

As Port of Tacoma commissioner, she is focused on advancing environmental leadership, building community relationships, and creating economic opportunity for all of Pierce County. Commissioner Ang’s goals include completing the Maritime | 253 Skills Center in collaboration with local schools to expand career opportunities for students in the region. Additionally, she is committed to leading the transition towards renewable energy, accelerating the cleanup of contaminated industrial lands, investing in transportation and technological infrastructure, safeguarding the port and its workers from challenges like sea-level rise, and redeveloping the Tideflats to create more family-wage jobs while increasing public access. Further, Commissioner Ang is dedicated to collaborating with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on vital projects related to habitat restoration and maritime business. By continuing to work on these goals, Commissioner Ang aims to make substantial progress in enhancing both the environmental and economic aspects of the Port of Tacoma. 

Port of Tacoma Committees

  • Local Economic Development Investment Fund
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Workforce Development
  • Strategic Business Initiatives
  • Tribal Liaison (Puyallup Tribe of Indians)

Northwest Seaport Alliance Work Groups/Committees

  • Environmental
  • Trucks

Outside Boards & Committees



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