Bruce is involved in the following regional committees:
Transportation Policy Board Member
of Puget Sound Regional Council
The Transportation Policy Board includes representatives of the Regional Council's member jurisdictions and regional business, labor, civic and environmental groups. Meets monthly to make recommendations on key transportation issues to the Executive Board.
Executive Board Member
of Puget Sound Regional Council
Executive Board members are appointed by their General Assembly constituents to represent the member governments. The Board is chaired by the Regional Council president, meets monthly, and carries out delegated powers and responsibilities between meetings of the General Assembly.
Chair of Performance First:
A Business Development Strategy of the Prosperity Partnership
As Washington state continues to become more diverse, support of minority-owned businesses is an increasingly important part of the Prosperity Partnership's Regional Economic Strategy. Nationally, 70 percent of new jobs are created by small business, and minority-owned businesses are a growing portion of small business in Washington state. Success among minority-owned businesses translates to increased jobs, increased wealth and long-term prosperity for all of our region’s residents. More must be done to ensure that these entrepreneurs have the tools, resources and access they need to be successful.
Member of Race and Social Justice Community Roundtable
The Community Roundtable is a partnership of twenty-five community organizations and public institutions working together to achieve racial equity in Seattle. Roundtable members are committed to achieving racial equity in the community through coordinated actions. The work of the Roundtable builds on the history of anti-racism work led by the community over the last 15 years. The Roundtable has chosen education as its lead issue. Roundtable members also are examining the connections between education and criminal justice, economics, environmental justice and health.
Advisory Board Chair for CASASTART:
Focused strategies for youth with behavioral challenges at identified schools
CASASTART is a substance abuse and delinquency prevention program serving high-risk young adolescents and their families. CASASTART's primary goals are (1) to provide youths with the services and support they need to become productive, law-abiding citizens; and (2) to create a safer environment for adolescents and their families through the reduction of crime and illegal drugs in their neighborhoods. To attain its goals, CASASTART brings together key stakeholders in a community, including families, schools, law enforcement agencies, and social service and health agencies.
Member of University of Washington Business
and Economic Development Center Advisory Board
The Business and Economic Development Center (BEDC) links students, faculty, and staff from the Foster School of Business with a racially and ethnically diverse business and nonprofit community to expand students' knowledge and skills, help small businesses grow, create and retain jobs, open educational opportunities for under-represented minority students, and stimulate innovative economic development research.
Bruce's Seattle boards and commissions and Sister City assignments: