#DIVERSEQUALUSION

This mission, is about seeing past our titles, our organizations, our performance targets, our competition, and instead, focus on the stories of our shared customers, our community, and fulfilling a higher promise not to leave anyone behind, or pushed aside.

Everyone has a story they want to tell; we just need to stop and listen to them the first time not when it’s too late and they’ve lost hope. The person shouldn’t have to navigate a system, the system should be navigating the person, the whole person.

We are together in this work and our successes measured by the hope we instill and the promises we keep.  It begins with healing, it begins with a listening ear, and a willingness to grow as providers, and partners in giving our community our very best.

Membership is open and inclusive for all who wish to be involved in our work.

OUR MISSION & VISION

MISSION

The Pierce County Community Engagement Task Force uses an innovative community engagement framework to integrate services with a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to foster economic mobility of Pierce County individuals and families.

ACTION

We empower service providers to connect with service recipients with empathy and skill that provides transformational support done with dignity and respect.

The framework and purpose for reducing implicit bias in community engagement is based on the principles that respect the rights and voices of all community members by keeping them informed, consulted, involved, and empowered. Our areas of focus and plan for achieving them are as follows:

  • Leadership. Understand community needs vs. organizational wants in order to create equitable access to services.
  • Organizational Structure. Rebranding professionalism and interagency integration. Training the staff to recognize and eliminate the negative behaviors associated with institutional racism. Create direct access to leadership and decision makers in our community.
  • Outreach. Build trust within Piece County among those we have historically underserved, including having a clear “ask” with transparent decision making.
  • Providers/Community. Bridge the gap between what the system provides and what the community needs, by taking a human-centered design approach.

TO LEARN MORE

Attend a meeting

The Pierce County Community Engagement Task Force meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Please contact Tamar Jackson to learn where the next meeting will be held.

COMMITTEES

LEADERSHIP

The purpose of the Leadership group is two-fold: The first priority is to support the three committees in working in alignment with the mission of the PCCETF to meet and sustain the outcomes of their individual goals in the community. The second is to guide the Council as a collaborative unit making the necessary adjustments needed to keep the development and overall operations and strategies of the task force moving forward.

Tamar Jackson
Leader

Director of Community Engagement, WorkForce Central

Shellie Willis
Facilitator

Director of Quality Assurance Certification & Military Initiatives, WorkForce Central

Julianna Flanders
Marketing Strategist

Content Designer, WorkForce Central

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES

Organizational Structure focuses on the institutions themselves, their governance, and how they operate. They create tools to help organizations become more responsive and responsible to the communities they serve.

Dr. Cindy Caldwell
Co-Lead

ED of DEI Management, Certified Diversity Professional

Korbet Mosesly
Co-Lead

Deputy Director of Programs, Metropolitan Development Council

Lawrence Garrett
Co-Lead

Owner, 828 Consulting Firm

Rachel Pease
Co-Lead

Director of Equity Development, Korsmo Construction

OUTREACH

Outreach focuses on helping other organizations and the community become aware of the PCCETF and services available.

Ana Owens
Co-Lead

Managed Care Director, Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Julie Baxter
Co-Lead

Engaged Community Member

Kelly Blucher
Co-Lead

Manager of Community Engagement & Outreach, Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Regions

Tim Jumper
Co-Lead

Manager of Community Engagement, Sound Outreach

PROVIDERS & COMMUNITY

Peoples Group focus on the relationship/experience between the service provider and the client. They recognize and address the gaps between the community and direct service organizations. They understand how the one-stop works, and how to develop one.

Devon Isakson
Co-Lead

ACT Program Manager, The REACH Center

Jeff Dade
Co-Lead

Business Owner, Private Sector

Jeff Wolff
Co-Lead

Co-Owner of Wane+Flitch, Private Sector

Marianne Seifort
Co-Lead

Community Liaison, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department