Matthew Tirman

City Council
Title: Deputy Mayor, South Ward
Phone: 206-379-8888
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Term Expires: 12/31/2021

About Deputy Mayor Tirman

Matt was born in Bedford, New Hampshire and attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina where he studied Political Science. During his time at university, Matthew was actively involved in environmental campaigns in North Carolina and Boston, leading a statewide canvassing effort to pass a safe beaches bill in Massachusetts. He worked in China after graduation and received his MA in International Relations from Lancaster University in the UK. Out of graduate school Matthew worked as an Environmental Advocate for the US Public Interest Research Group in Washington D.C, lobbying Congress on Superfund and public health issues. Tirman served in a variety of roles with the US Department of Defense, including senior speechwriter for the Commanding General of the US Army Reserve and senior advisor to the Commanding General of US Forces in Iraq.

Matthew was employee number one, equity holder, and Managing Director of Strategic Social, a technology and services company he and his partners grew to more than 400 employees across the US, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Upon the sale of the company in 2014 he advised firms investing in East Africa and frontier markets in South East Asia. He also served as interim CEO of a cybersecurity company based in Oregon. He is currently Chief Commercial Officer of PlanetRisk, a global big data analytics company based out of Washington, D.C. He and his wife have lived on Bainbridge Island since 2012, and all four of their children attend Bainbridge Island public schools.

Councilmember Tirman is available to meet 1:1 or with groups upon request.

Matt’s Public Figure Facebook Profile can be found here:

Matt currently serves as a Council Liaison and Board member to the following organizations:

Bainbridge Island

  • Infrastructure Ballot Task Force
  • Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
  • Human Services

Regional Organizations:

  • Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council Executive Board
  • Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council Transport Policy Board
  • Puget Sound Regional Council Transport Committee

Annual Conflict of Interest Statement



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