Bill Adamson (253) 983-7772 • Fax (253) 983-7895 •
Program Manager


SSMCP Working Groups

The South Sound Military & Communities Partnership continues the work of the Growth Coordination Plan through Working Groups comprised of regional stakeholders and subject matter experts to (1) Assess the continuing  relevance of the 2010 GCP recommendations and (2) Make recommendations to the Steering Committee for ongoing implementation and coordination. The groups present updated strategies and priorities to the SSMCP Steering Committee.

Economic Development

Chair: Tom Pierson, President and CEO of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber


Chair: Debbie LeBeau, Clover Park School District Superintendent


Chair: Dr. Anthony Chen, Director of Health, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Social Services

Chair: Dona Ponepinto, President and CEO of United Way of Pierce County


Chair: John Wynands, Washington Department of Transportation Olympic Region Deputy Administrator

JLUS Implementation Task Force

co-Chairs: Jeff Wilson, Director Planning, DuPont and Grant Beck Director Community Development, Yelm 

If you would like to participate or provide information to any of the working groups, please contact SSMCP Program staff at (253) 983-7772.