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Welcome to the TCC Government Relations Page

Thank you for a successful 2024 Legislative Session

Hello! Thanks for visiting our website. 

We work to build partnerships with our state, city and county elected officials to support our mission to “create meaningful learning, advance equity, and strengthen student and community success.”

You're invited!

Please join us on Saturday, June 15th to celebrate our students at TCC’s 58th annual Commencement Ceremony. We know you will be inspired and energized to see students’ hard work rewarded as they receive their degrees, certificates, or diplomas. It’s by far our favorite day of the year, and we believe you will be inspired by the joy of the students and their proud families and friends.

We host two Commencement ceremonies: One at 10am; and the other at 2pm. Both are held at our Health and Wellness Center, Building 20, on our Tacoma campus. Visit our Commencement website for details about each ceremony. 

If you are interested, please contact Tamyra Howser at, and we will reserve a seat. We hope to see you there! 



Thank you for your support!

In the 2023 session, the Legislature approved the funding for our  Center of Innovative Learning and Engagement (now under construction), full funding for cost-of-living-adjustments (saving TCC $1.3 million and the entire system $35 million),  and established programs to help remove barriers for students. And the recent passage of SB 5194 supports our work with TCC becoming an anti-racist institution.


Center for Innovative Learning and Engagement (CILE)

Read more about our exciting project! 


Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (OEDI)

Read more about our team and activities

Our focus for the 2023-24 Legislative session

Our college system is focused on the following capital and operating budget priorities:

  • Strengthening our computer science workforce.
  • Improving our energy performance in buildings. 
  • Investing in our college campuses for repairs and capital project funding. 

Click here to view our 2024 Operating Budget Request.

Click here to view our 2024 Capital Budget Request.

Read about TCC and our student stories in our Annual Report

Read about what we are tracking in the State Board Community and Technical College weekly blog


Interested in hosting a town hall? Need information about the community college system or to meet with our students? TCC can be a resource for you.

Tamyra Howser, Vice President, College Relations