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Debbie Sullivan

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Tumwater Councilmember


Debbie Sullivan, Councilmember
City of Tumwater, WA

Phone: (360) 754-4120
Term of Office:  01/01/2018-12/31/2021
Position No. 6
Program Project Manager, Retired

Council Committees/Intergovernmental Assignments

Budget and Finance Committee; General Government Committee - Chair; Tumwater LEOFF 1 Disability Board - Chair; Community Action Council; Intercity Transit Authority; South Sound Military & Communities Partnership

Areas of Special Interest/Priorities

Building a strong, balanced economic base in Tumwater, especially redevelopment of the brewery property; Increasing employment opportunities throughout the community; Management of Tumwater’s environmental and physical assets is also a priority


Debbie Sullivan is serving her second term as a Tumwater Councilmember. Prior to being elected to office, she served on the Tumwater Planning Commission for more than 10 years, with approximately seven years as the chair. Debbie’s professional experience includes work in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Other community service activities include Community Youth Services volunteer (over 18 years), Thurston County Sheriff Jeep Patrol (5 years), founding member of South Puget Sound Mobile Search and Rescue, New Market Vocational Skills Center Office Automation and Technology Advisory Committee (5 years), and a Project Business Consultant for Junior Achievement. Debbie has lived in Thurston County since 1989; and as a Tumwater resident since 1997.

Tumwater Elected Service History

Council Position No. 6 - Elected to a short, plus full-term 2013; Elected to a full-term 2018


Councilmembers do not keep regular office hours at City Hall. Please contact the Executive Department at (360) 754-4120 to schedule an appointment.