Council Member Frank Boykin

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Background & Family

Born in: St. Louis, Missouri; moved to University Place in 2004.

Family: Married in 2004 to Alyce; adult daughter Tasia.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – 1992 Lincoln University Jefferson City, MO


  • Program Director, Washington Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center (under the U.S. Department of Commerce)

Personal Interests

  • Mentorship – Youth Oratorical Coach
  • Entrepreneurial and Start-up Enterprises
  • Education
  • Community-Building
  • Sports
  • Motivational Speaking

Professional Experience

  • Former Director – Manufacturing and Industrial Council (MIC) – Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Administrator – Pierce County Business Accelerator 
  • Former United Parcel Service (UPS) Business Development Transportation Executive for Amazon (UPS’s largest Northwest client)
  • Former United Parcel Service (UPS) Enterprise Account Manager/Executive for National, Regional and Small Business Development 

Community Experience

  • University Place Planning Commission and Vice Chair for 12 years
  • Former President – Pierce College Foundation Board
  • Board of Directors – American Leadership Forum (ALF)
  • Washington State Commission on African American Affairs (appointed by Governor Locke)
  • Trustee – Annie Wright School

Council Experience

  • Frank was elected in 2023 to his first term on University Place City Council