The city is seeking resident volunteers to serve on Seattle’s new Community Involvement Commission, which is expected to provide advisement on city policy and strategies for equitable public engagement and civic participation.
Created by a November 2016 executive order by Mayor Ed Murray, the Community Involvement Commission essentially replaces the city’s district councils.
The commission will be comprised of 16 members — seven selected by the city council, seven by the mayor and two approved by the commission once formed. The mayor is reserving one seat for a young adult in the Get Engaged program.
All appointments are to be confirmed by the council.
The commission will initially meet once a month at Seattle City Hall, and members must commit to 3-6 hours of commission business each month.
Those interested in filling a seat can complete an online application by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 1. A physical application can be requested from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods by calling 206-684-0464. Applications can also be picked up on the fourth floor of city hall.
People mailing applications can send them to Tom Van Bronkhorst, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649.
Translated online and paper versions of the application in Korean, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese are available.