5 candidates apply to serve on Tacoma Human Rights Commission

Five people have applied to serve on the City of Tacoma’s Human Rights Commission.

The 15-member commission is tasked with studying, investigating, and mediating community issues that may result from prejudice, bigotry, and discrimination. Commission members serve three-year appointments and include representatives of the general public and the employer, labor, religious, racial, ethnic, handicapped, and women’s groups in the city. The commission meets every third Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Tacoma City Hall.

The following individuals have applied to serve on the commission: Kelsey Brennan, Kevin Cline, Darion Reese (seeking reappointment), Tono Sablan, and Suzanne Skaar. The City of Tacoma seeks to fill one unexpired term and two three-year terms on the commission. Following the interviews, the council committee’s recommendations for appointments are expected to be forwarded to Tacoma City Council for final approval.

Tacoma City Council’s Public Safety, Human Services, and Education Committee is scheduled to interview the candidates during a public meeting on Thurs., Nov. 13, at 4 p.m., at Tacoma City Hall, located at 747 Market St., Room 248, in downtown Tacoma. Copies of the agenda and meeting materials are available online here and here, respectively.