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City of Seattle
Gregory J. Nickels (former Mayor)
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Mayor Nickels Seeks Young Adults for City Boards & Commissions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
3/24/2008  10:30:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mona Grife - YMCA, (206)382-5005
Michael Gilmore (206)615-0048


Mayor Nickels Seeks Young Adults for
City Boards & Commissions

SEATTLE - Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is looking for people aged 18-29 interested in making a difference through public service. As part of the YMCA’s Get Engaged program, Nickels will appoint people in this age group to 13 of the city’s boards and commissions this fall.

The Get Engaged program aims to give young adults a voice in city government & foster long-term citizen participation in government. Participants serve on boards and commissions that advise city government on a variety of issues including human rights, historical preservation, city planning and the arts.

In addition to being appointed to a year-long term as voting commissioners, participants join a group of inspired young adults who are dedicated to making Seattle a better place to live through community building and leadership development. Get Engaged is an innovative program that is a partnership between the City of Seattle and the Metrocenter YMCA. The program’s goal is to cultivate the next generation of leaders by highlighting the importance and value of young adults in community affairs.

If you are an adult between the ages of 18-29, reside in the city of Seattle and are interested in applying to the Get Engaged program or want more information, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/boards.htm or contact Mona Grife, Metrocenter YMCA, at (206) 382-5005, or via email at mgrife@seattleymca.org.
All application materials and instructions are at: http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/boards.htm.

The application deadline is April 28, 2008.

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

Visit the Mayor’s web site at www.seattle.gov/mayor. Get the Mayor’s inside view on efforts to promote transportation, public safety, economic opportunity and healthy communities by signing up for The Nickels Newsletter at www.seattle.gov/mayor/newsletter_signup.htm

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