The City of Tacoma’s Planning Commission has a vacant “Environmental Community” position available for citizens with a background or interest in environmental matters. The term for the position begins immediately after appointment by Tacoma City Council and expires June 30, 2013. The Planning Commission advises the City Council on issues related to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, mixed-use centers development, land use and development regulations, transportation, capital facilities and other long- and short-range planning studies. The Planning Commission meets at 4 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month in Room 16, Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St. To apply, contact Cindy DeGrosse, Mayor’s Office, 747 Market St., Room 1200, Tacoma, WA 98402, (253) 594-7848, or visit http://www.cityoftacoma.org/Page.aspx?hid=1834 . To ensure consideration, applications are due no later than Weds., April 25, 2012.