NOTICE: The Black Collective is now having virtual meetings until further notice.
To promote sustainable growth strategies that maximize economic opportunities for black residents of Tacoma/Pierce County.
Chair: Bill Dickens, Co-Chairs: Christina Blocker & Jesse Miller
Members: Keith Armstrong, Eu-Wanda Banks, Dalton Gittens, Linda Ishem, Cassandra Williams, Cassandra Mitchell, Eddie Rye, Nate Miles, Jasmyn Jefferson, James Walton, Yolanda Brooks, Michael Jordan, Jessie Baines, Gustavus “Gus” Lawler, Lyle Quasim, Wayne Williams, Ellen Smith
Community Partners: Port of Tacoma, Tacoma Chamber of Commerce, Tacoma Urban League, Tabor 100, Washington Department of Commerce, Tacoma Department of Community Economic Development, United Way, Forterra
Collaborators: Tacoma School District, City of Tacoma Government, Pierce County Government, Sound Transit, State of Washington Department of Enterprise Service, OWMBE, Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department, Washington State Department of Transportation, Economic Development Board, Key Bank, Columbia Bank
Prospects for 2021-2021: