Deadline to apply for Commission on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs extended to Feb. 12

As part of ongoing efforts to better engage Tacoma’s immigrant and refugee communities, the City Council recently established a Commission on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. Seeking individuals with experience or expertise on issues that affect immigrant and refugee communities, the City Council seeks to fill 11 positions and one alternate position. Commission members would work with community partners to identify and advance positive outcomes for members of this diverse population.

The application deadline has been extended to Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. People of color and youth or young adults under the age of 25 are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals who have already submitted applications need not reapply. New applications may be submitted through Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at, by contacting Jessica Jenkins at (253) 591-5505 or, or by stopping by the City Clerk’s Office, Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402. Requests to apply in alternate languages or formats, or general inquiries regarding the Commission, may be directed to Alison Beason in the City of Tacoma’s Office of Equity and Human Rights at or (253) 591-5124.

Interviews are currently projected to take place on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

– City of Tacoma

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