Council Member 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.
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.