PROTEC17 member Renee Thompson was appointed to the Executive Board in early June to fill a vacancy left by Trustee Mary Davis. 

Thompson is an Engineering Tech IV with the City of Tacoma, where she’s worked since 1996, providing support to engineers and managing smaller electrical projects. 

Born into a union household, Thompson is passionate about working for the greater good. As a nearly 25-year PROTEC17 member, she has served as a Steward and on the contract negotiations team. On the Executive Board, she is committed to making sure that all members feel heard and empowered to take action to make their workplaces and their lives better. 

Thompson is also a member and officer for the Toastmaster organization and is in training to become a facilitator for equity classes at the City of Tacoma. She is the proud mom of two grown children and enjoys spending time with her friends and family (which includes several cats, dogs and a bunny). Thompson also loves the outdoors and can’t wait to go out on a much-needed camping trip.