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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Seattle Women's Commission seeks Candidates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2/10/2012  10:40:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Marta R. Idowu (206) 684-4540


Seattle Women’s Commission seeks Candidates

The Seattle Women’s Commission (SWC) is seeking candidates for vacant seats on the Commission. The Commission advises the Mayor, City Council and city departments on issues that impact women in Seattle. The commission identifies areas of concern and recommends policy and legislation, provides feedback and opinion on issues of city and state budget, and acts as a liaison between Seattle women and city government. “I encourage anyone who has an interest in issues impacting women to apply for membership,” said Councilmember Bruce Harrell, Chair of the Energy, Technology and Civil Rights Committee. “This group gives people who are passionate about women’s issues the opportunity to be included in the discussion.”

As advisors to the Mayor, City Council and city departments, commissioners have the opportunity to address issues of concern for Seattle women and to work for positive change.

Terms are three, two-year terms and are subject to confirmation by the City Council. Applicants must live in Seattle and be available for monthly meetings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of the month at City Hall in downtown Seattle.

To apply for appointment to the Seattle Women’s Commission, submit your resume and a letter of interest by February 29, 2012. To reduce paper consumption, electronic submissions are preferred. Email your letter of interest and resume to: marta.idowu@seattle.gov. Applications can be submitted by mail to:

Marta R. Idowu
Seattle Women’s Commission
810 Third Avenue, Suite 750
Seattle, Washington 98104-1627

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city's boards and commissions. Women, young people, senior citizens, people with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, people of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

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