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12/2/2008  2:10:00 PM
Nigel Herbig, Burgess Office, (206) 684-8806 Dana Robinson Slote, (206) 615-0061

Councilmember Tim Burgess


SEATTLECouncilmember Tim Burgess, chair of the City Councils Public Safety, Human Services, and Education Committee, announced today that the Council is initiating the confirmation process for Alan Painter, Mayor Greg Nickels appointee as Director of the Citys Human Services Department (HSD). As part of the process, the Council is accepting public testimony on the appointment.

Painter became Deputy Director of HSD in 2005, and was named Interim Director by Mayor Nickels in April 2008 when the previous director, Patricia McInturff, retired.

The Councils Public Safety, Human Services, and Education Committee will hold a public hearing on Painters confirmation on December 16, 2008 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. Public testimony on the appointment will be received at the start of a regularly scheduled Committee meeting. The public can also share opinions with the Council via email at

    WHAT: Public hearing on the appointment of Alan Painter to be Director of Seattles Human Services Department

    WHEN: Tuesday, December 16th, 2:00 p.m. (sign-in, required for public testimony, begins at 1:45 p.m.)

    WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers, 600 Fourth Avenue (2nd Floor)


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