THS Welcomes New Board Member

We thank our newest board member, Elaine Hilton, for providing this introduction. Welcome, Elaine!

I have been a resident of Tacoma nearly my entire life, a homeowner in the North End since 1982 and a business owner in the West End since 2006.

Over the years, I have supported both my community and my business association by volunteering.  I have served on the boards of the North End Neighborhood Council, the Community Council of Tacoma, the YWCA, the Archdiocesan's Women's Commission and on the City of Tacoma Human Rights Commission.  I am a past Trustee and member of the Sons and Daughters of Italy and a Lector at Saint Patrick Catholic Church.

As a REALTOR, I have served as a Director and President of the Tacoma-Pierce County Association of REALTORS (TPCAR), and chaired the first REALTOR Diversity Committee in Washington State in 2006.

I have served as a Director of the Washington REALTORS (WR) since 2002 and currently serve as their Key Contact to Speaker of the House, Laurie Jinkins.  I am a past Director of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) and served as NAR's Key Contact to Rep. Norm Dicks and currently serve as their Key Contact to Rep. Kilmer.

I received the 2000 Washington REALTOR Community Service Award in recognition of my service to my community and the 2013 Washington Realtor Special Achievement Award for my service to the Washington REALTORS.

I have 2 beautiful daughters, the best son-in-laws in the world, and 2 terrific grandchildren.  I am an avid reader, love my pet cat, Lana, enjoy travel, am proud of my Italian heritage and have been struggling to learn to speak Italian for years!  I was fortunate enough to find my relatives in Italy in 2004 and have since visited Italy twice to see them.  I am a season ticked holder to the Tacoma Opera and have missed their performances, I am hoping that this year they will resume.

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