Applicants sought: the City of Tacoma wants you!

Applicants sought for the Landmarks Preservation Commission

The Tacoma City Council is looking for applicants to fill the following positions on the Landmarks Preservation Commission:

Architect (Two Positions): Open to individuals who are currently or have been in the past professionally certified architects.

At-Large (One Position): Open to an individual with a demonstrated interest in historic preservation who is a resident of Tacoma.

Professional (One Position): Open to an individual who has had professional experience or training related to historic preservation originating from employment or study within the following disciplines:  Arts or art history, architecture, history, architectural history, planning, prehistoric and/or historic archaeology, conservation, construction or building trades, landscape architecture, urban planning or design, structural engineering, land use or real estate law, real estate, appraisal or real estate finance, project management or contracting, or a related discipline.

Non-voting Wedge Neighborhood Ex Officio (One Position): Open to property or business owners within Tacoma’s Wedge Neighborhood Historic District.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission consists of 11 volunteer members who are appointed by the Infrastructure, Planning, and Sustainability Committee and confirmed by the City Council to serve three-year terms. Membership is composed of three architects, four individuals with professional expertise in preservation related fields, one representative from the Tacoma Arts Commission, and three interested citizens.

Non-voting ex officio members may be appointed to four-year terms to represent property and business owners within Tacoma’s historic districts. The Commission oversees the establishment and regulation of landmarks, local historic districts, proposed name changes for public facilities and certain property tax incentives.

For more information on the Landmarks Preservation Commission, visit their website or contact Reuben McKnight at (253) 591-5220.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Monday, November 20, 2017. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact Sola Wingenbach at (253) 591-5178, servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org, or at the City Clerk’s Office, Room 11, Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.

 

Applicants sought for Foss Waterway Development Authority Board of Directors

The Tacoma City Council seeks to fill two three-year terms on the Foss Waterway Development Authority (FWDA) Board of Directors.

The role of the FWDA is to implement the Master Plan for the Foss Waterway, including the sale, lease, development and management of public properties in and along the waterway.

The FWDA Board of Directors is comprised of seven members who are appointed by the Economic Development Committee and confirmed by the Council. Each board member serves a minimum three-year term and the time commitment is approximately two to six hours a month, plus six hours for an annual retreat. Members shall be civic or business leaders with experience in such fields as finance, real estate development, law or construction management and, to the extent possible, a majority of the membership shall be residents of Pierce County.

Citizens who have an ownership interest in real property located within or along the Foss Waterway, employees of the City of Tacoma or Metro Park District, and members of other City of Tacoma Boards and Commissions are not eligible to serve.

For additional information on the FWDA, please visit the website or contact Louise Dreyer at (253) 597-8122.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Interested individuals can apply by visiting cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or by contacting Sola Wingenbach at (253) 591-5178, City Clerk’s Office, Room 11, Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.

 

Tacoma City Council seeks applicants for the Citizen Police Advisory Committee

The Tacoma City Council seeks to fill six positions on the Citizen Police Advisory Committee – one at-large position, one youth position, and one position each for residents of City Council Districts 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Committee members are responsible for conducting policy review; reviewing trends in complaint investigation and statistical reports; and engaging in community outreach. Members of the committee are recommended by the Community Vitality and Safety Committee and appointed by the City Council.

The committee is comprised of 11 members – one member from each City Council District, five members from the general community, one youth member, and at least 40 percent of its members representing traditionally underrepresented communities.

Qualified applicants must be residents of Tacoma, not hold any other elected public office, not currently serve as a member of the Tacoma Police Department, or be an immediate family member of a department employee. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

Additional information on the Citizen Police Advisory Committee is available at cityoftacoma.org/government/citizen_police_advisory_committee or through Chris Bell, City Manager’s Office, at (253) 591-7925.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Interested individuals can apply at cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or by contacting Sola Wingenbach at (253) 591-5178, servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org, or the City Clerk’s Office, Room 11, Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.

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