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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: New Members Sought for Mayor’s Council on African American Elders
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9/30/2013  1:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Rowena Rye, 206-684-0248


SEATTLE – 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. The council advises City officials on policies, programs and services of benefit to older African Americans. Council members are required to live within King County.

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.

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 on African American Elders, Please send a letter of interest and resume to:

Rowena Rye
Email: rowena.rye@seattle.gov
Fax: 206- 684-0494
U.S. mail: Mayor’s Council on African American Elders
c/o – Seattle Human Services Department/Aging & Disability Services
PO Box 34215
Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Please consider including any voluntary personal information: The information you furnish here – ex: cultural background, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, etc. will assist in the City's goal to create diverse boards and commissions.

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