Bob Himes

City Council
Title: Council Member, Position 2


  • MS in Mechanical Engineering and MBA, University of Michigan
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati

Professional Experience

32 years in light truck product engineering with extensive experience in design, structured analysis/decision-making, and program management/ leadership. Led all-new Ford F-150 product program and advanced design of Ford Escape SUV. Retired as Director of Truck Product Engineering, Ford Motor Co.

Personal Information

My wife, Cheryl, and I came here six years ago because we fell in love with the views, water, trees, and character of Gig Harbor. I continue to enjoy sailing, hiking, trying to golf, and being with our family, all in the Seattle/Tacoma area.

Community Involvement

  • HOA president
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Senior Housing Repair Program
  • Homeless Shelter Assistance
  • Chaired Trustees and led “commercial kitchen” upgrade project at GHUMC

Personal Statement

Based upon my personal experience in Gig Harbor, I am committed to:

  • Responsible Growth that is consistent with standing zoning and development requirements of the Municipal Code and is supported by concurrent growth in infrastructure, e.g. roads
  • Data-driven solutions for traffic improvement with robust implementation plans. (not just studies)
  • Transparent City leadership that informs, listens to, and respects Gig Harbor residents

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