John H. Tierney

Council Member, Position #4
Initial Term Began:  1/1/2008
Current Term Expires:  12/31/2019

Present City Council Assignments

  • Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
  • Selah Tourism Promotion Area Board
  • Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau Board
  • Gang Commission

  Community Service

  • Kiwanis
  • Camp Prime Time
  • Support Our Troops Rally Organizer
  • Community Youth Services

Community Recognition

  • 2004 Selah Star Volunteer

  Work Experience

  • 26 1/2 Years with Washington State Patrol (retired as Captain, Director of Training)
  • 9 Years retail trade industry (Asst. Mgr., Capital Mall, Olympia, WA)
  • 18 Years private business consultant, specializing in high liability law enforcement matters (expert witness in state and federal court)


  • Graduate of Wishkah Valley High School, Aberdeen, WA
  • Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, Everett Community College
  • Degree in Police Administration and Training, Northwester University, Evanston, IL
  • Numerous workshops in management and criminal justice matters


  • Married to Fran (Andreas) of Toppenish for 35 years
  • 4 Children, 10 grandchildren, 1 dog
  • Enjoy travelling, camping, fishing, golf, grandkids activities, and classic cars
  • Born in Seattle; raised in Thorp, Ellensburg, Spokane and Aberdeen.  Have resided in Seattle, Everett, Bremerton, Chicago, IL, Olympia, Toppenish, Zillah and Selah.
  • Have extensive budget experience, sales experience, and auto mechanic skills


  • Office Telephone: (509) 698-7328
  • Fax: (509) 698-7338