Serving the communities of Fircrest, parts of Tacoma's North and South ends, Hilltop, Downtown, Port of Tacoma, and University Place.
Born in Kailua, Hawaii, Ryan Mello moved to Tacoma in 1997 to attend the University of Puget Sound where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics and government. As an AmeriCorps volunteer he coordinated the Youth United program at the United Way of Pierce County.
As Executive Director of the Pierce Conservation District he led a team of conservation professionals.
Mello sat on the Tacoma City Council from 2010 to 2019 and served as Chair of the Infrastructure, Planning & Sustainability Committee, led the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Growth Management Policy Board and the Pierce County Flood Control Zone District Advisory Committees. He also served on the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Board of Directors and Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners, among other assignments.
Mello serves on the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, was a founding board member of Equal Rights Washington and was on the Transportation Choices Coalition Board of Directors.
In 2005, he was elected citywide to the Metro Parks Tacoma Board of Commissioners.
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External Boards & Commissions
|External Boards and Commissions||Position|
|Joint Determining Board||Member|
|Joint Municipal Action Committee||Member|
|Performance Audit Committee||Member|
|Pierce County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors||Member|
|Pierce County Regional Council||Member|
|Pierce County Reserve Officers Board of Trustees||Alternate|
|Pierce Transit Board||Member|
|Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Policy Board||Alternate|
|Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board||Member|
|South Sound Military & Communities Partnership Elected Officials Council||Alternate|
|Tideflats Subarea Plan Steering Committee||Member|
|Transfer of Development Rights Committee||Alternate|
|Washington State Association of Counties Board of Directors||Member|
|Washington State Association of Counties Legislative Steering Committee||Alternate|