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Tom Acker

Tom Acker March 2018

Position No. 4, Term 2021

Tom Acker and his wife moved to Mercer Island from Southeast Seattle in 2013 for the sense of community, exceptional schools, well maintained parks, and a simpler pace of life.   The Ackerís have 3 children who are all enrolled in the Mercer Island School System.  Two of their children have a rare genetic disorder, Kleefstra Syndrome.
Tom continues to support organizations that lend a voice to those who cannot advocate for themselves as well as organizations that support educational endeavors.  Tom works in the Aerospace industry where his focus has been Technology, International Business, and Human Resources.  He is a graduate of Seattle University. 
Community Support & Volunteer Work
  • Featured Speaker at 2017 Heroes Gala for the Friendship Circle of Washington
  • Table Captain and Donor for the Mercer Island Schools Foundation
  • Lakewood Seward Park Community Association, President (2008-2010) 
  • Helped lead efforts to form non-profit, fundraise and protect 100 year old community owned property from bankruptcy and development
  • Northwood Elementary PTA Legislative Advocacy Representative (2016-2017)
  • Swim Across America Volunteer, 2017
  • Seattle Crime Prevention Council, Vice-President and Board Member (2006-2008) 
  • Safer Streets for South Seattle (Project 4S), Founder
  • Received recognition and an award from Seattle Police Chief, Gil Kerlikowski
  • Focused on local community, business and government inter-agency engagement
  • Initiated graffiti cleanup, worked with SPD to identify and impound 100ís of abandoned cars, worked with Department of Planning and Development to enforce codes to clean up unmaintained properties, and worked with Department of Corrections to pick up refuse in local community arterials
  • Save Our Suburbs, Founder 

Elected 11/2017; Current Term 11/28/2017 - 12/31/2021)

Address & Contact Information
9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040

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