7 Tacomans could serve on Human Services Commission, TCRA board

Tacoma City Council is poised to appoint or re-appoint seven local residents to two City of Tacoma boards and commissions...

Tacoma City Council is poised to appoint or re-appoint seven local residents to two City of Tacoma boards and commissions next week.

Eileen Armstrong, Jasmine Brown, and Kelly McDonald could be appointed to serve on the City of Tacoma’s Human Services Commission for three-year terms each that would expire on April 30, 2017. Allen Ratcliffe could be appointed to a three-year term that would expire on April 30, 2017. Finally, Alan “Bob” Winslow could be appointed to fill an unexpired term that would expire on April 30, 2015.

Tacoma City Council’s Public Safety, Human Services, and Education Committee interviewed applicants and made recommendations for appointments and re-appointments during its meeting on Thurs., April 3.

The 15-member Human Services Commission 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.

Rea Hagan could be re-appointed to serve on the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority (TCRA) board for a term that would expire on Dec. 31, 2015. Helen-Hien Tran could be appointed to a two-year term that would expire on Dec. 31, 2015.

TCRA is tasked with administering loans to low-income families who need help buying or repairing their homes, as well as to developers who provide multi-family housing to low-income families. The board also works with businesses that rehabilitate blighted commercial space, as well as with non-profit organizations that provide key services to the local community. The board consists of lawyers, bankers, contractors, certified public accountants, and real estate brokers or agents. Members serve two-year terms. The board meets at 7:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

Tacoma City Council’s Neighborhoods and Housing Committee interviewed applicants and made appointment and re-appointment recommendations during its meeting on Mon., April 7.

Tacoma City Council is scheduled to vote on two resolutions to approve the appointments and re-appointments during its meeting on Tues., April 22, at 5 p.m., at the Tacoma Municipal Building, City Council Chambers, 747 Market St., in downtown Tacoma. A copy of the agenda is available online here.

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