4 candidates seek 2 positions on 2 Tacoma citizen panels

Four candidates have applied to fill two positions on two City of Tacoma citizen panels.

Four candidates have applied to fill two positions on two City of Tacoma citizen panels.

First, two candidates have applied to fill one position on the City of Tacoma Board of Ethics.

The board consists of five Tacoma residents who volunteer to receive, investigate, and make recommendations for disposition of complaints of Code of Ethics violations by the Tacoma City Manager, the Director of Tacoma Public Utilities, a member of the Tacoma Public Utility Board, or a City of Tacoma elected official. The City of Tacoma Board of Ethics may also render advisory opinions in response to a request by one of the aforementioned officials, and render and publish formal opinions on any matter within the scope of the City of Tacoma Board of Ethics’ authority which it may deem appropriate. Board members serve three-year terms, are appointed by Tacoma City Council’s Government Performance and Finance Committee, and are confirmed by Tacoma City Council.

More information about the City of Tacoma Board of Ethics is available online here.

In September, the City of Tacoma issued a call for applicants to fill a term to begin on Jan 1, 2015, and expire on Dec. 31, 2016. The application deadline expired on Fri., Oct. 10. Suzanne Skaar and Kristen Smith submitted applications.

Tacoma City Council’s Government Performance and Finance Committee is scheduled to interview the candidates during a public meeting on Weds., Oct. 29, at 4:30 p.m., at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Room 248, in downtown Tacoma. A copy of the agenda is available online here. Following the interviews, the committee is expected to make an appointment recommendation to Tacoma City Council, which is tentatively scheduled to confirm the appointment on Tues., Nov. 18.

To read the Tacoma Daily Index’s complete and comprehensive coverage of the City of Tacoma Board of Ethics, click on the following links:

Finally, two candidates have applied to fill one position on the City of Tacoma Audit Advisory Board.

The board consists of each member of Tacoma City Council’s Government Performance and Finance Committee, two members of the Tacoma Public Utilities Board, and one person knowledgeable in government performance and financial auditing, public administration, and government financial and fiscal practices. The chair of Tacoma City Council’s Government Performance and Finance Committee serves as chair of the City of Tacoma Audit Advisory Board. The City of Tacoma Audit Advisory Board supports Tacoma City Council’s Government Performance and Finance Committee in carrying out its audit advisory, oversight, and liaison functions. These functions include ensuring coordination of audit needs of Tacoma City Council and the work of independent auditors retained by the City of Tacoma to audit City of Tacoma programs, functions, and activities; making audit management recommendations to Tacoma City Council; and acting as a liaison between Tacoma City Council and the office of the Tacoma City Manager with regard to audits of City of Tacoma programs, functions, and activities that are not under the direction of Tacoma City Council.

More information about the City of Tacoma Audit Advisory Board is available online at cityoftacoma.org.

In September, the City of Tacoma issued a call for applicants to fill a two-year term that will expire on Dec. 31, 2016. Kelsey Brennan and Rachel Mardock submitted applications.

Tacoma City Council’s Government Performance and Finance Committee is scheduled to interview the candidates during a public meeting on Weds., Oct. 29, at 4:30 p.m., at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Room 248, in downtown Tacoma. A copy of the agenda is available online here. Following the interviews, the committee is expected to make an appointment recommendation to Tacoma City Council, which is tentatively scheduled to confirm the appointment on Tues., Nov. 18.

To read the Tacoma Daily Index’s complete and comprehensive coverage of the City of Tacoma Audit Advisory Board, click on the following links:

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