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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Let’s get Seattle walking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/2/2014  9:30:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Let’s get Seattle walking
Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board seeks new members

SEATTLE—The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is accepting applications for a new member to help make walking in Seattle safer and easier.  The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1993, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

Currently we are looking for a candidate to fill one vacant position and serve out the remaining period of this term, April 1, 2015.  Once completed, this board member will have the option to be reappointed.  Typically, board members serve a two-year term, with an opportunity to serve a second term. They should be frequent walkers of a variety of ages, levels of mobility, and walks of life, and from areas throughout the city. Members must be Seattle residents, and may not be city employees. The board meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall on Fifth Avenue between James and Cherry streets.

According to Devor Barton, recent chair and current board member of the Pedestrian Advisory Board, "A walkable community benefits everyone, and offers more advantages than any other form of transportation.  Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board members work to make our community healthier, our streets safer, and our neighborhoods more livable."

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the City's boards and commissions. Women, young persons, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.  Interested Seattleites should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest via email by October 27, 2014 to:  Howard Wu at howard.wu@seattle.gov.

For more information, call Howard Wu at (206) 684-3902, or send e-mail to the address above.

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