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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: New Members Sought for the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/14/2006  2:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Marta R. Idowu (206) 684-4540
Claudia Arana (206) 615-0958


New Members Sought for the Seattle Commission
for Sexual Minorities

SEATTLE- Mayor Greg Nickels is seeking candidates for two positions on the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. These members will be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council to serve the remainder of an unexpired two-year term. Members serve without compensation and must reside in Seattle.

The commission advises the mayor and city council on sexual minority issues; recommends policies and legislation; brings together the sexual minority communities and the larger Seattle community through long-range projects; and ensures city departments address sexual minority concerns fairly and equitably, both on an individual basis and as a protected class.

The commission is particularly interested in applicants with backgrounds in education, health, media, law, public policy and finance. Applicants of color are encouraged to apply.

Participation in the commission requires a minimum time commitment of 10-15 hours per month. This includes attendance at evening monthly meetings held the third Thursday of each month, participation in committee work, various meetings with city departments, lobbying the state legislature, recruiting others members, and addressing issues of the LGBT community. The commission has three committees: community relations; media and marketing; and recruitment, administration and government.

To be considered for appointment, please send a resume and letter of interest by May 15, 2006 addressed to Mayor Greg Nickels c/o:

Claudia Arana, Boards & Commissions Administrator
Office of Mayor Nickels
Seattle City Hall, 7th Floor
600- 4th Avenue
P.O. Box 94749
Seattle, Washington 98124-4749

The Nickels administration is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual minorities, and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Marta Idowu at 684-4540or via email at Marta.Idowu@seattle.gov, or the Mayor’s Boards and Commissions’ administrator, Claudia Arana, 615-0958, or via email at Claudia.Arana@seattle.gov

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