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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507

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Tara Hizon

Boards:  Youth Coalition

photo of Tara Hizon Born in Camarillo, California, Tara spent her early childhood in Japan before her family moved to Oak Harbor (via the U.S. Navy) in 1985. She is a 1996 graduate of Oak Harbor High School and has been an active volunteer in the community since her teens. 

Tara currently works as a Realty Technician, researching and reviewing right-of-way easement and title documents as a contractor through the DOE. Prior to that, she was a technical writer and owner of her own corporate copywriting firm. She also spent eight years driving all over Island and Skagit County as a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser.

Although she can’t swim, Tara enjoys kayaking in local waters. She is an avid reader, accomplished singer, compulsive beachcomber, fair-weather hiker, and terrible golfer.

In her role as a Council Member, she advocates for local youth on the Oak Harbor Youth Coalition. Tara organized a candlelight vigil to honor fallen pilots stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, and worked with the Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce to organize a summer beach clean-up effort. Her first year in office, Whidbey News Times readers voted Tara as the Island's "Best Elected Official."

Tara maintains a constant 'open door' policy with Oak Harbor residents. She encourages anyone with local governmental concerns/feedback/suggestions to contact her so that she may represent the community as effectively as possible.

Current Group Membership
- Oak Harbor Youth Coalition
- League of Women Voters, Island County branch
- Navy League, Oak Harbor area Council
- Association of Washington Cities
- National League of Cities

Former Group Membership
- National League of Cities' "Women in Municipal Government" Constituency Group
- Washington State Arts Commission "Art in Public Places" committee
- Governmental Services standing committee
- Public Safety standing committee
- Whidbey Playhouse Board of Directors
- Oak Harbor Music Festival Planning Committee

Volunteer Committees/Activities
- National Night Out
- Oak Harbor Music Festival
- Whidbey Island Marathon
- Oak Harbor Hydroplane Races
- Jurassic Parliament
- Whidbey Animal's Improvement Foundation
- Oak Harbor High School choir program
- Whidbey Playhouse community theatre
- Outcast Productions community theatre
- Whidbey Island Race Week
- Whidbey Island Queer Pride parade
- Holiday Magic on Pioneer
- Old Fashioned 4th of July
- Driftwood Days
- United Way


Contact Information:

City of Oak Harbor: (360) 279-4500


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