Convener / Facilitator / Implementer
Javier Figueroa is uniquely qualified to accomplish the duties of the a Pierce County Council member because of his history and current involvement as a(n):
Public & Community Service
- 2010-Present City of University Place Council member
- 2016-2017 Mayor for the City of University Place--host City for the 2015 U.S. Open
- 2014-2015 Mayor Pro Tem
- Council Finance Chair
- 2015 U.S. Open Task Force Member—City of University Place
- Pierce County Rainier Communication Commission—President
- Gubernatorial Appointee--State Council on Aging
- Tahoma Audubon Society Board Member
- The Grand Cinema Tacoma Board Member
- Arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau—22 years
Protector of the Environment and Public Resources
- 5 years with the State Energy Office as an Energy Specialist.
- 9 years with the Parks and Recreation Commission as the Lands Program Manager.
- Authored the Trans-Canada Trail Province of British Columbia Report “Trail Issues & Opportunities for Telecommunications & Utility Purposes,” funded by the Province of British Columbia.
- Lecturer/consultant for the British Columbia Asset and Land Corporation: Presented workshops: “Fiber Optic Telecom Opportunities/Demand in the Pacific Northwest”; “Public Policy Development for Telecom Pricing”; “Negotiation Approaches and Principles”; “Implementation of Documents”.
- Designated panel member and guest speaker at The White House Conference on Global Climate Change, at the invitation of the White House Office of Environmental Policy.
- Secretariat for Action #8 of the 1993 U.S. Climate Change Action Plan.
- Citizen Ambassador and U.S. Delegate to the Environmental Conference in Moscow, Russia, at the invitation of the Russian Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources.
- Retained by RCG/Hagler Bailly, Inc., an international consulting firm, to provide technical assistance for an energy efficiency project in Monterrey, Mexico. The United States Agency for International Development funded the project called “The Sustainable Cities Initiative”.
Voice for the Marginalized, the Disadvantaged and Against Child Trafficking
- Authored “Modern Day Slavery—Internet’s Role on child trafficking
- The first naturalized citizen from Mexico to be elected in the state of Washington.
- Personal story that reflects the importance of educators on the lives of children—particularly children who come from traditionally disadvantaged or impoverished communities.
- Unique understanding of the needs in struggling communities which are often ignored.
- Belief in the need to fight for veterans, such as himself, who return from war seeking education and opportunities here at home in Pierce County.