Council Member Steve Worthington

Mayor Pro Tem Steve Worthington

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Background & Family

Born In: Seattle, WA

Family: Selected University Place as home in 1999, married Jill Partridge in 1976, blessed with two sons John and Benjamin Worthington, both graduates from Curtis High School.


  • Master of Public Administration, Eastern Washington University
  • Bachelor of Arts - Speech Communication, University of Washington
  • Diploma Sammamish High School, Bellevue, WA

Professional Experience

  • Extensive city management
  • Economic development experience and business management know-how
  • 25 years of success working effectively in local government
  • Former City Manager for Fife, WA
  • Managing partner for two Spokane restaurants before entering public service
  • Executive consultant for local government management

Community Service

  • Rotary Club, 20-plus years, (Past-President Fife-Milton)
  • Economic Development Board Tacoma/Pierce County Trustee
  • Rainier Communications Commissioner
  • Rainier Media Center Board
  • Forever Green Strategic Initiative (Chair)
  • Puyallup River Executive Task Force
  • Tacoma Dragon Boat Association
  • Industrial Revenue Board
  • Spokane (Vice-Chair)
  • Fife Chamber of Commerce Board
  • Cheney Chamber of Commerce Board

Personal Interests

  • Cooking
  • Ballroom dance
  • Culinary gardening
  • Visiting and exploring distinctive cities across the U.S. and around the globe

Elected Experience

  • Mayor of University Place City Council 2022 to 2024
  • First term University Place City Council 2014 to 2017
  • Spokane County Board of Freeholders, Vice-Chair, 1994 to 1996