Roger Henderson

Mayor and City Council
Title: Councilmember, Position 2
Councilmember Henderson

Professional Experience: Over 30 years as a civil engineer with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), serving as a technical project manager in environmental engineering and large civil works construction projects. I had the honor of serving on two USACE disaster recovery missions – the Loma Prieta Earthquake (1989) and Hurricane Katrina (2005) as Lead Engineer and Mission Specialist respectively. ?I have led numerous multi-discipline teams of engineers and scientists to deliver projects within budget and schedule. I retired from the USACE at the end of 2016.


Education: BS, Environmental Planning & Management, UC Davis 1975; BS Civil Engineering Oregon State University 1983. California Registered Engineer (current).


Community Service: Gig Harbor Parks Commission.


Statement: It is an honor to have been elected by the citizens of Gig Harbor to serve as your voice on our City Council! Just as I outlined during my campaign, I am committed to maintaining Gig Harbor’s unique character, forests, natural beauty and history.  As your member on the City Council, I will work to maintain our city services and infrastructure to meet the needs of our residents, including adding sidewalks and bike paths. I believe all our neighborhoods - whether you live in North Gig Harbor, Uptown or Downtown - should be walkable to shopping, dining, schools, and parks.


With my extensive engineering and project management experience and no financial ties to any businesses or special interests, I will make balanced decisions that;

  • Preserve our historic maritime character,
  • acknowledge & respect our Indigenous Peoples,
  • support a vibrant and economically healthy city,
  • will begin to mitigate and plan for global climate change,
  • and continue to make Gig Harbor a city worth bragging about!

As a member of the City Council, I promise to be transparent in all decision making and treat our hard-working city staff with the respect and civility they have earned.


I encourage you to reach out to me at with questions and comments!


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