Tim Payne

Tim Payne

Council Member

Email Tim Payne

Phone: 253-858-5887

Term Ends December 2017


  • Thomas Jefferson High School, Federal Way
  • Bachelor’s Degrees - Business Administration and English, Seattle University, Seattle
  • Juris Doctor, Leflar School of Law, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR


  • Executive Vice President, EMA, Inc. – a consulting firm improving municipal organizations and public utilities business processes
  • 15 years as a corporate officer, Regional Vice President and other executive positions with American Water, Inc. (and predecessor companies) – a private utility operator and environmental services firm

Personal Information

  • Grew up in South Puget Sound
  • Pierce County resident since 1995
  • Live in the downtown view basin
  • Married to Stephanie since 1995 with two young sons, Joey and Will
  • Norwegian by marriage

Community Involvement

  • Gig Harbor City Council 2006 to Present
  • Board of Directors, Harbor History Museum
  • Member – Chapel Hill Presbyterian
  • Member – Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors Chairman 1999 to 2007, Board of Directors 1993 to 2007, Environmental Coalition of Seattle and The Sound (ECOSS)
  • Major Gifts Volunteer – Gig Harbor Family YMCA Capital Campaign 2006
  • Gig Harbor Little League Assistant Coach 2009 to Present