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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: New members sought for Mayor’s Council for African American Elders
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/22/2013  12:00:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Rowena Rye (206) 684-0248
David Takami  (206) 684-0253


New members sought for Mayor’s Council for African American Elders

The City of Seattle is seeking candidates to serve on the Mayor’s Council for African American Elders. Council members are appointed by the Mayor to serve renewable two-year terms. Members must reside within King County and serve without compensation. The Mayor’s Council on African American Elders is a Council of up to 12 members that advises City officials on policies, programs and services of benefit to older African Americans.

Participation on the Mayor’s Council for African American Elders requires a significant commitment. This includes attendance at monthly meetings (third Tuesday of each month) and participation on at least one sub-committee that meets monthly. Members also participate in an annual planning retreat, and attend and participate in relevant public meetings and events. Click on the link below for more information on the Council: Mayor's Council on African American Elders - About Us

The City is committed to promoting diversity in the City's boards and commissions. Persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, and sexual minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To be considered for appointment to the Mayor’s Council for African American Elders, Please send a letter of interest and resume by Friday, May 24th, 2013 to:

Rowena Rye
E-mail: rowena.rye@seattle.gov
Fax: 206-684-0494 
US Mail: Mayor’s Council on African American Elders
c/o – Aging and Disability Services of Seattle-King County
PO Box 34215
Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Please consider including any voluntary personal information such as cultural background, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, etc., which will assist in the City's goal to create diverse boards and commissions.

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