Mayor Pro Tem Edward Wood

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Born in: Woodstock, Illinois

Family: Married in 1997 to Amanda, with two children who are graduates of the University Place School District.


  • BA - History, University of Illinois
  • MBA - Technology and Innovation Management - Pacific Lutheran University
  • MA - Strategic Studies - United States Army War College


  • Training Branch Chief at JBLM
  • Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve

Professional Experience

  • Training Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Business and Project Management
  • Combat Veteran (Iraq)

Community Service

  • Board President, Fort Lewis Army History Museum
  • Former Chair, UP Public Safety Advisory Commission
  • Former Board President, Families Unlimited Network
  • Former Deacon, UPPC
  • Volunteer with Tacoma Rescue Mission, Rotary, Homes for Hope, Habitat for Humanity, BSA

Personal Interests

  • Bicycling
  • Running
  • Reading
  • Woodworking