2 locals could join Tacoma’s Events and Recognitions Committee

Two local residents could soon join the City of Tacoma’s Events and Recognitions Committee.

The nine-member committee consists of Tacoma residents, with representatives from each of Tacoma’s five Council Districts, who bring a range of perspectives and expertise that focus on the City’s commitment to celebrate civic engagement and special observations. The panel oversees City-hosted events and celebrations — such as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and the City of Destiny Awards — by planning, reviewing, and evaluating events; engaging the community in its fund-raising efforts; and soliciting corporate and private sponsorships to leverage funds for these events. The committee consists of Tacoma residents recommended by Tacoma City Council’s Economic Development Committee and appointed by Tacoma City Council.

Tacoma City Council’s Economic Development committee interviewed two candidates during a public meeting on Tues., March 24, and subsequently forwarded its recommendations for appointments to the full council.

During a public meeting at 5 p.m. on Tues., April 7, at Tacoma City Hall, Tacoma City Council is scheduled to appoint two people to the City of Tacoma’s Events and Recognitions Committee: Lawrence Coleman to the District No. 5 position to serve a three-year term to expire on July 31, 2018, and Dion Thomas to the District No. 4 position to fill an unexpired term to expire on July 31, 2016. Copies of the resolution and staff memo are available online here and here, respectively.

To read the Tacoma Daily Index‘s complete and comprehensive coverage of the City of Tacoma’s Events and Recognitions Committee, click on the following links:

To read the Tacoma Daily Index‘s complete and comprehensive coverage of the City of Destiny Awards, click on the following links:

To read the Tacoma Daily Index‘s complete and comprehensive coverage of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. events and activities in Tacoma, click on the following links: