Dave Morell, District 1

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Dave Morell

Councilmember, District 1


Dave is a long-time resident of East Pierce County, having grown up on Lake Tapps, and attended Sumner schools before moving to South Hill where he has lived for 37 years. 


As a State Representative for the 25th Legislative District - transportation and criminal justice committees, he has also served as a Fire Commissioner - Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, a County Charter review board member, various Pierce County Government Boards and Commissions and on the Government Affairs Committee for the Puyallup-Sumner Chamber of Commerce. 


He is the father of four grown children and four grandchildren. Dave enjoys being outdoors and is a National and World-ranked Ironman Triathlete. 

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Ph: 253-798-3635
Fx: 253-798-7509


Councilmember Assistant
Judy Hurley

  County-City Building
10th Floor RM 1046
930 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402

PPE Distribution


Pierce County is using CARES Act funds to buy (personal protective equipment) PPE in bulk and get it in the hands of those who need it most. To help keep our community safe as we enter Phase 2, Pierce County distributed free PPE to first responders and local businesses. The free PPE distribution ensures those on the front line, as well as local businesses, stay safe while keeping our community healthy and in action. 

Adventure Awaits

Take a gondola ride with Vice Chair Dave Morell as he talks with Crystal Mountain Resort President and COO Frank DeBerry about all the activities offered during the summer at Crystal Mountain.

I have sponsored resolution R2020-20 which requests the Regional System of Care Committee Deliver to the Council by October 1, 2020, a Strategic Plan for Behavioral Health System Improvements to Inform Future Behavioral Health Tax Expenditures;  Specifying the Council’s Intent to Act on an Ordinance Imposing a Behavioral Health Tax No Later than  December 31, 2020.

 Read the full resolution

Transforming Behavioral Health in Pierce County

The Pierce County Council discussed Ordinance 2020-24S at the Human Services Committee meeting March 3, 2020 at 9:30 AM. Click here to read my thoughts pertaining to this ordinance.

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Standing Committee Memberships

District 1 Councilmember Dave Morell currently serves on the following standing committees.

Standing Committee Position
Rules and Operations Committee Vice-Chair
Community Development Committee Chair
Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee Member
Public Safety Committee Member
Human Services Committee Member

External Boards & Commissions

District 1 Councilmember Dave Morell currently serves on the following external boards and commissions.

External Board or Commission Position
Joint Determining Board Member
Performance Audit Committee Member
Pierce County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors Member
Pierce County Law and Justice Alternate
Pierce County Regional Council Member
Pierce County Reserve Officers Board of Trustees Alternate
Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Policy Board Alternate
Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board Alternate
South Sound Military and Communities Partnership Alternate
South Sound 911 Governing Board Alternate
Tacoma Pierce County Health Board Member
Thun Field Advisory Commission Member, Ex Officio
Tourism Promotion Area Hotel Commission Member
Transportation Benefit District Member
Zoo and Trek Authority (ZTA) Member

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Pierce County Council District 1
County-City Building 
10th Floor RM 1046

930 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402

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