5 people could join Tacoma’s Human Services Commission

Five people could be appointed this week to serve on the City of Tacoma’s Human Services Commission.

The 15-member panel conducts public hearings, accepts and reviews proposals, selects projects, and makes recommendations to Tacoma City Council. The commission also serves as a resource for implementation of the City of Tacoma’s Human Services Strategic Plan. Membership aims to reflect community diversity as it relates to race, culture, gender, age, socioeconomics, and geography. The commission meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

Tacoma City Council’s Public Safety, Human Services, and Education Committee interviewed seven candidates and made its recommendations for appointments during a public meeting on Thurs., Dec. 11. According to a resolution prepared by City staff, Andrew Nguyen could be appointed to a term that will expire on April 30, 2015, and Rahn Clayton, William Hagens, Virginia Miller, and Antonio Sablan could be appointed to terms that will expire on April 30, 2016.

Tacoma City Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution to confirm the appointments during a public meeting on Tues., Jan. 6, at 5 p.m., at the Tacoma Municipal Building, City Council Chambers, 747 Market St., in downtown Tacoma. Copies of the agenda, resolution, and staff memo are available online here and here and here, respectively.

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