SWCA Mission Statement & Objectives

Our Mission Statement

Promote the rural quality of life, neighborhoods, and enjoyment of property for residents living in the Summit-Waller Community.

Our Mission Objectives

To promote the rural character and Rural Separator zoning of the Summit-Waller Community so that it remains a low density, rural separator between the cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, and Fife.

To work with surrounding cities, Pierce County, the State of Washington, and other jurisdictions to recognize the value of the Summit-Waller Community as a rural separator, and to encourage rural usages within the community.

To avoid issues related to building permit compliance of residential structures or other improvements on individual parcels of property unless there is a need for such focus.

To promote the conservation, protection and enhancement of the natural resources of the Summit-Waller Community, including, but not limited to its streams, wetlands, wildlife and the community’s rural benefits.

To work to assist homeowners and residences to deter and prevent crime in the Summit-Waller Community, and to promote general safety.

To provide information and support to citizens for ensuring that county ordinances on land use, transportation, utilities, and parks and recreation are followed and enforced. Also, to promote parks and trails within the Summit-Waller Community.

To promote courteous and professional communication between the Summit-Waller Community and Pierce County, State of Washington and Federal elected officials and government staff.

To sponsor at least once per year a SWCA General Membership & Community Meeting to summarize yearly progress, inform attendees of current issues in the community and to provide the citizens of the community the opportunity to hear and meet local officials.

To maintain a simple application process for both SWCA supporting membership and SWCA Board of Directors appointment.

To communicate association business and other items of importance to members on a regular basis.

To host/ co-host candidate and/or ballot issue forums during election periods in the community.

To support citizen projects that improve neighborhoods and the community, such as: “Adopt-A-Road”, “Adopt-A-Park”, “Adopt-A-Stream”, play field improvement, historical preservation, etc., and other necessary and essential community programs.

Revised – October 6, 2020