District 1 - Lauren Adler
Lauren Adler was elected to represent District 1 in November 2023. Her current term runs from 2024-2027.
Councilmember Lauren Adler is a third-generation Puyallup resident. Lauren grew up in downtown Puyallup, attending Frutiland Elementary and Aylen Junior High before graduating from Puyallup High School in 2007. After graduation, Lauren attended Pierce College Puyallup where she served as Student Body President.
Lauren knows that Puyallup needs a safe streets, a thriving downtown, and leaders who show up and listen. That’s why Councilmember Adler is committed to elevating issues related to affordable housing, economic development, public safety, smart growth, and establishing more opportunities for residents to engage directly with city leaders while serving on City Council. Given Lauren’s deep roots in our community, she knows Puyallup’s rich history and unique heritage. She is committed to preserving and protecting the city’s charm while keeping an eye to the future.
Councilmember Adler has spent over 20 years working in government. In fact, she has worked at every level of government – local, state, and federal. This is where she learned first-hand the importance of being a problem solver as well as creating and implementing smart, common-sense policies. From 2013-2020, Lauren served as a senior advisor to former Congressman Denny Heck. In this role, Lauren advised the Congressman on issues impacting Puyallup and worked to connect our local communities directly to Congress. In 2022, Councilmember Adler was recognized by South Sound Business as one of their “40 Under 40” honorees for her government relations work throughout the South Sound. Today, Lauren works full-time as a Government Relations Director in the healthcare industry.
A longtime community advocate who believes in giving back, Lauren has been civically active since she was young. Lauren is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Puyallup Food Bank, Kiwanis Club of Puyallup, Emergency Food Network, Pioneer Park Condominiums Home Owners Association, Tacoma/Pierce County Center for Dialog and Resolution, and the MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. Additionally, Lauren is a past member of the City’s Arts and Culture Commission and former Chair of the Parks & Recreation Board.
Councilmember Adler believes that more than ever we need leaders with civility, decency, respect towards one another, and the ability to work with each other to get things done. These are all values she pledges to bring to the council.
In 2018, Lauren was privileged to buy her first home in downtown Puyallup. You can often find her at Pioneer Park with her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – Beau and Oreo. Councilmember Adler is a pop culture and music enthusiast who rarely misses a live show of today’s biggest artists when they roll through town. She also enjoys spending time with her nieces Marley (16), Finley (9), and nephew Wyatt (14) who are the absolutely the coolest people she knows.