Steering Committee


Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) will convene a Steering Committee from February - July 2018 that will serve as an advisory body and working group for Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC): Parks & Streets.

The Steering Committee will focus on addressing key concerns related to equity, the funding structure, program outcomes, and accountability for YVYC.

Steering Committee Member Expectations

  • Attend and participate in Steering Committee meetings.
    • Four Steering Committee meetings between February and July. The time commitment for Steering Committee members will be 10 meeting hours.
  • Work collaboratively with other Steering Committee members, City staff, and volunteers.
  • Lead a Project Development Workshop in March and recruit at least 16 participants to attend. This will involve two meeting hours.

Steering Committee members will receive a consultation fee in recognition of their time, talent, expertise, and commitment to shaping the future outcomes of YVYC.  The City will compensate steering committee members $50.00 per hour, not to exceed 13 hours for the services completed under the scope of work.

Selection Process and Criteria

The Steering Committee membership will be selected through a competitive process conducted by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) staff, past YVYC facilitators, and 2016 YVYC Steering Committee members.

The Steering Committee will be a seven to ten member committee determined through an open-application process with an emphasis on centering communities of color and selecting community leaders that reflect the focus of YVYC to involve people who have not historically been engaged by or in government or budget processes. All steering committee members will be chosen based on criteria that include the following:

  • Commitment to civic engagement, race and social justice.
  • Connections in community and neighborhood organizations that reflect the mission of YVYC to involve people who have not historically been engaged by or in government or budget processes.

All interested individuals, 13 years or older, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018 by 6:00 p.m.

If you are interested in serving on the Your Voice, Your Choice Steering Committee, please complete our online application.