Marilyn Strickland, mayor of Tacoma, was one of 15 individuals from across the country to have been appointed to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Council on Underserved Communities.

The CUC will provide input, advice and recommendations on strategies to help strengthen competitiveness and sustainability for small businesses in underserved communities. These strategies will be focused on increasing entrepreneurship and technical assistance, creating new and strengthening existing outreach and training, and raising awareness in underserved communities of SBA programs and services.