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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: New Seattle Commission for Disabilities seeks volunteer members
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2/19/2010  10:30:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Felicia Yearwood, (206)684-4537
Elliott Bronstein  (206) 684-4507


New Seattle Commission for Disabilities
seeks volunteer members

The City of Seattle is looking for fifteen dedicated and passionate individuals to serve as commissioners on the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities.

The Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities is a newly established volunteer body that will advise the Mayor and City Council on issues affecting people with disabilities. The Commission will provide information and recommends policies to the Mayor, Seattle City Council, and City departments on issues of importance to people with disabilities, as well as help to foster understanding between people with disabilities and City government.

To receive an application, please e-mail your resume and a cover letter to felicia.yearwood@seattle.gov, or mail to:
Felicia Yearwood
Seattle Office for Civil Rights
810 Third Avenue, Suite 750
Seattle, WA 98104-1627

Commissioners must be able to devote 10 hours per month to Commission work, including monthly Commission meetings, interaction with government officials, and community events. Commissioners also are expected to stay informed about current issues, legislative activities, policies and laws that affect people with disabilities.

The deadline for applications is March 11, 2010. Information is available in alternative formats on request by calling 206-684-4537.

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