Tacoma seeks to fill 10 positions on 4 citizen committees

Tacoma City Council is looking to fill 10 positions on three volunteer commissions and one citizens panel.

Tacoma City Council is looking to fill 10 positions on four volunteer citizen committees.

First, Tacoma residents are encouraged to apply to fill three positions on the Tacoma Area Commission on Disabilities. The Commission consists of 11 volunteers from Tacoma and Pierce County from a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise. Members advise Tacoma City Council in policy creation, serve as a resource for City of Tacoma staff, and partner with the community to enhance awareness of issues that affect individuals with disabilities. Youth between the ages of 16 and 18 are encouraged to apply. More information about the Tacoma Area Commission on Disabilities is available online here or by connecting Gail Himes at (253) 591-5785. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Mon., Dec. 2, 2013. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact Linnea Meredith at (253) 591-5505, City Clerk’s Office, Room 220, Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.

Second, Tacoma residents are encouraged to apply to fill three vacant positions on the Human Services Commission. The Commission consists of 15 members recommended by the Public Safety, Human Services and Education Committee, and appointed by Tacoma City Council. Membership must reflect the diversity of Tacoma’s racial, cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic and geographic makeup. Youth between the ages of 16 and 18 are encouraged to apply. The Human Services Commission conducts public hearings, accepts and reviews funding applications, rates project applications and makes human services funding recommendations to Tacoma City Council. The Commission also serves as a resource to Tacoma City Council and staff in the implementation of the City of Tacoma’s Human Services Strategic Plan. More information about the Human Services Commission is available online here or by contacting Kelly Crouch at (253) 591-5165. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Mon., Dec. 2, 2013. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact Linnea Meredith at (253) 591-5505, City Clerk’s Office, Room 220, Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.

Third, Tacoma residents are encouraged to apply to fill two vacant positions on the Human Rights Commission. The Commission consists of 15 members serving three-year terms and is comprised of representatives from the general public as well as employer, labor, religious, racial, ethnic, handicapped, and women’s groups in Tacoma. The Commission studies, investigates and mediates community issues that may result from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or disability. More information about the Human Rights Commission is available online here or by contacting Marya Gingrey at (253) 591-5849. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Mon., Dec. 2, 2013. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact Linnea Meredith at (253) 591-5505, City Clerk’s Office, Room 220, Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.

Finally, Tacoma residents are encouraged to apply to fill two positions on the Citizen Review Panel, a seven-member advisory panel to Tacoma City Council with oversight of Tacoma Police Department policy. The appointments will fill a term expiring Dec. 31, 2014 and another term expiring on Dec. 31, 2016. Members of the Citizen Review Panel are recommended for Tacoma City Councy appointment by the Public Safety, Human Services and Education Committee. The Panel is responsible for conducting policy review, reviewing trends in complaint investigation and statistical reports, and engaging in community outreach. Qualified applicants will be screened by a criminal background check and each applicant must be a registered voter, have lived in Tacoma for at least two years immediately before applying, not hold any other elected public office, not currently serve as a member of the Tacoma Police Department or be an immediate family member of a department employee. The City of Tacoma is committed to promoting diversity in its committees, boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color and immigrants are encouraged to apply. More information about the Citizen Review Panel is available online here or by contacting Reid Bennion in the City Manager’s Office at (253) 591-5590. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Mon., Dec. 2, 2013. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact Linnea Meredith at (253) 591-5505, City Clerk’s Office, Room 220, Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.

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