Councilmember Dee-Dee Gethers is the newest council member elected to the Fife City Council in 2019, but residents certainly will recognize her. This is her third time serving on the council for the Fife resident.
She was first appointed to the council in 2011 and then was elected in 2015 to serve another term.
Looking back to when she joined the council, she said, “Being a branch manager for a staffing agency (at the time), I was already supporting a lot of businesses in Fife. I was on the parks board for Fife. I was consistently attending a lot of the FME chamber meetings, their luncheons. I just really enjoyed those things. That’s where I met Dave Zabell, the former city manager.”
Zabell urged Councilmember Gethers to consider becoming more and more involved in city happenings. When a council position came open due to a mid-term council departure, Gethers took his advice and interviewed for the position.
Councilmember Gethers said returning to the council will help the city better represent the diversity of its citizens. “I guess one thing that drove me to stay involved and to do it again, I wanted the council and the city to reflect its people. And just being a woman of color, you didn’t see a lot of that in Fife. I wanted to make sure there was some diversity on the council.”
She added, “I want the citizens to know that I’m a resident just like they are. I’m a mom and a wife. I’m a Christian and my faith is very important to me. I’m a business woman and I’m also very outgoing and I’m very compassionate and confirmed about the city. I’m always thinking about what else I can do, or what we can do as a group, that helps make Fife better.”
Gethers moved here 13 years ago with husband Quinton, a retired Army veteran. They have two children and live in Saddle Creek. Gethers is active not just in her city, but in her neighborhood. She’s president of the Saddle Creek Homeowners Association.
Gethers is a senior recruiter for MultiCare. She holds a master’s degree in human resources management.