Bryan Yambe



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Term: Expires December 2023


Councilmember Bryan Yambe was elected to Fife City Council and began his term in November of 2013 to finish the term of a Council vacancy. He currently is in his second full term, having been elected to his position in 2015 and again in 2019. 

Council Liaison / Advisory Appointments

  • Council Sub-Committee for Board & Commission Appointments
  • Pierce County Regional Council (PCRC)
  • Tribal Liaison
  • Voucher Review Committee
  • Tideflats Subarea Steering Committee, Alternate
  • PSRC Economic Development District Board, Alternate
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health, Alternate

Elected Experience

  • City Council Experience
  • Elected Precinct Committee Officer

Other Professional Experience

  • 25th Legislative Democrats Executive Board
  • Community Organizer
  • Former Browns Point United Methodist Church Staff Parish Relations board
  • Former Federal Way Youth Commission
  • Pierce County Young Democrats Executive Board


  • Decatur High School Graduate
  • Attended:
    • Camp Wellstone
    • Highline Community College
    • Washington State Student Leadership

Community Service

  • Dukesbay Productions
  • Federal Way Festival Days
  • Federal Way Junior Miss
  • Fife History Museum volunteer
  • Helped spearhead the formation of the City of Fife Youth Commission
  • St. Luke’s Theatre Camp
  • Starlight Children’s Foundation
  • Two-time recipient Federal Way School Board Recognition Award
  • Washington State Student Leadership Middle-Level camps


  • Best Councilmember, 2014 Fife Free Press
  • Top Contributor, 2013 Top Contributors in the Asian Community - Northwest Asian Weekly


Fife is a wonderful community to live, work and play. It is my goal to ensure that it stays that way. My background includes a number of years as a community organizer and volunteer. I believe each one of us has a stake in one another. In that spirit, I will work cooperatively to build consensus to make the decisions that affect us all.

I grew up in a Japanese- American family. My upbringing has had a profound effect on me. The core values of hard work, dedication, persistence through hard times and the belief that community comes first guides my everyday life. I was raised with these values. I will bring those qualities to the City Council.

While there have been abundant allies supporting youth and youth activities, for too long we have not had a representative from this demographic as an advocate. I will serve that role on this role on the council; a bridge between Fife’s history and its future.