County advisory committee volunteer opportunity

The citizens committee that advises Pierce County government on how to best use tax dollars for youth violence prevention programs is seeking new members.

To apply for membership on the Allocation Advisory Committee for Prevention Programs, interested persons should contact the Department of Community Services to obtain an application form. The form can be obtained at or by contacting Stephanie Bray at (253) 798-7205 or

The committee, composed of volunteers who live in the county’s unincorporated area, helps provide programs for the prevention of violence in, among and to children and youth. During monthly meetings starting in January and concluding in June, members work to increase understanding of the impact of violence prevention programs, evaluate funding applications and make recommendations on the allocations of 25 percent of the Criminal Justice Sales & Use Tax.