Victoria Woodards said today that she’ll be a candidate for the Tacoma City Council this fall.
Woodards, the president of the Metropolitan Parks board, will run for the at-large position now held by Mike Lonergan. Under the Tacoma charter, Lonergan cannot seek an additional term on the council.
“I am running for Tacoma City Council because I care about Tacoma and want to help make Tacoma an even better city – for all of us,” Woodards said in a prepared statement.
She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Washington State History Museum and sits on the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Grants Distribution Committee. Woodards is the former chair of the Washington State Commission of African-American Affairs, a member of Allen AME Church and Chair of the Joint Municipal Action Committee.
Born in Riverside, CA, Woodards moved to Tacoma at the age of four and is a 1983 graduate of Lincoln High School. She enlisted in the US Army and spent three years stationed at Fort Lewis.
Woodards serves as assistant to County Council member Tim Farrell.