2019 Tacoma Public Utility Board
Karen Larkin, Chair
Karen Larkin, a former City of Tacoma and State of Washington employee, joined the Board in 2015. She has a long history of public service, having served 31 years in Tacoma’s city government and her last five years prior to retirement as an assistant director at the Washington State Department of Commerce.
Bryan Flint, Vice-Chair
Bryan Flint is the executive director of Sound Outreach. He is a member of Rotary No. 8 and an American Leadership Foundation Senior Fellow. He joined the Board in 2011.
Mark Patterson, Secretary
Mark Patterson is an attorney with the local law firm Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara. He is a board member of Franke Tobey Jones and on the personnel committee of the Associated Ministries of Tacoma/Pierce County. He joined the Board in 2012.
Christine Cooley is the Water Resource Program manager for the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. She is the past chair of the Sustainable Tacoma Commission, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and a volunteer with Forterra, the International Living Future Institute, and Tacoma Roots. Christine holds a Master of Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management from Ohio State University.
Carlos M. Watson
Carlos M. Watson is a realtor with Keller Williams in Tacoma. He is a member of the NAACP, Tacoma Black Collective, National Association of Realtors, Mocha Mentoring, Tacoma Urban League, and the 100 Black Men organization. He attended Tacoma Community College and served in the U.S. Navy as an avionics technician.