Council Member Ken Grassi

Born in: Tacoma, Washington - moved to University Place in 1985.

Family: Two brothers, two sisters, married 37 years to wife Kim. One daughter, Melanie.

Schooling: Graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1973. Attended Green River Community College 1973 - 1975 (Business Administration).

Occupation: Owner of Grassi's Flowers & Gifts, Grassi's Garden Cafe and Grassi's Boutique.

Two locations:
Grassi's Garden Cafe - 3602 Center Street
Grassi's Ristorante - 2811 Bridgeport Way West

Active in: City beautification, city parks, city finance, Life Center Church.

Interests: Gardening, jogging, drama, reading.

Council Experience: Has served twenty years on University Place City Council, serving as Mayor Pro Tem twice from 2001-2003 and 2009-2011 and as Mayor twice from 2003-2005 and 2011-2013. Has served or is currently serving on boards and commissions for Finance, City Beautification, Parks, UP for Art, and Daffodil Float.

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