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Council News Release

11/19/2009  4:18:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Robinson Slote, (206) 615-0061

Council President Richard Conlin

Council President announces 2010-2011 Committee Chairs
New and veteran Councilmembers receive committee assignments; some changes ahead

SEATTLE Today, Council President Richard Conlin officially announced the Councilmember committee assignments for the 2010-2011 cycle.

Keeping most of her current assignment is Councilmember Sally J. Clark, who will chair the Committee on the Built Environment. In January the committee will focus on the review of Childrens Hospitals Major Institution Master Plan.

Councilmember Tim Burgess will continue chairing the Public Safety and Education Committee while relinquishing Human Services.

The Energy and Technology Committee maintains its chair as well, with Councilmember Bruce Harrell taking the committee for a second term, and adding Civil Rights to the committee work.

Councilmember Jean Godden is the fourth Councilmember who will not change assignments, maintaining her role as chair of the Finance and Budget Committee.

New/revised assignments include:
Councilmember Tom Rasmussen will chair the Transportation Committee.
Councilmember Nick Licata will chair the Human Services, Culture and Housing Committee.
Council President Richard Conlin will chair the Sustainability and Regional Development Committee, continuing his responsibility of Open Government, Emergency Management, Sustainability and Intergovernmental Relations, while adding Economic Development and Libraries, and turning over Public Utilities.
Incoming Councilmember Sally Bagshaw will chair the Parks and Seattle Center Committee.
Incoming Councilmember Mike OBrien will chair a new committee covering Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods.

New Councilmembers will be sworn in on Jan. 4, 2010 at 2 p.m. in Council Chambers, marking the official start of the 2010-2011 Council year. The first committee meetings will be held the following week.

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