Mike McGinn, Mayor
3/21/2013 12:43:00 PM
Felicia Yearwood, (206) 684-4537
MAYOR SEEKS CANDIDATES FOR SEATTLE DISABILITY COMMISSION
SEATTLE – Seattle City Mayor Mike McGinn is seeking to fill current and future vacancies on the Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities. Commissioners advise the Mayor, City Council, and City Departments on issues that affect individuals with disabilities.
Commissioners also encourage understanding between and among disability communities and the larger Seattle community and advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities. A key goal of the Commission is to improve access to city resources and facilitate consumption of City services by people with disabilities.
Participation in the Commission requires a minimum time commitment of 10-15 hours per month. This includes attendance at monthly meetings held the third Thursday of each month in the late afternoon, participation in committee work, meeting with city departments, lobbying the state legislature, and reaching out to the public.
The Commission reflects the diversity of Seattle's disability community and is committed to being a model of inclusion. To meet that goal, we strive to use the principals of universal design to inform our policies, and procedures.
Commissioners are appointed to two-year terms and all appointments are subject to confirmation by the Seattle City Council. The Commission is particularly interested in applicants with backgrounds in disability rights and experience advocating for individuals with a wide range of disabilities. Commissioners serve without compensation. To be considered, submit a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (206) 684-0332 by April 29, 2013.
Or mail to: Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities
810 Third Avenue, Suite 750
Seattle, WA 98104-1627
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