About the Board

The Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board (CAB) was established by the City Council (Ordinance 125324) to advise and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on programs and services supported by the Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT). 

Now Accepting Applications

This fall, the City of Seattle is looking to fill three seats on the Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board (CAB) - one Community Representative and two Public Health Representatives. We are seeking applicants who are passionate about racial equity, increasing access to healthy and culturally relevant food, supporting child health and development, and improving public health while centering communities most impacted by health and educational injustices.

Applicants must demonstrate a desire and ability to dedicate 3-6 hours per month, including attendance at monthly meetings, participation in CAB work, and communication with key stakeholders and department staff.

  • Click here for more details on the role of CAB members and desired qualifications.
  • Click here to view a PDF of the application. This is for reference only. Applications must be completed and submitted online.  

If you are interested in collaborating with a team of community members to influence decisions affecting the City's investments in food access and child health and development, we encourage you to APPLY HERE by 11:59 PM on June 20, 2021.

For more information, questions, or assistance with the application process, please contact Hannah Hill at Hannah.Hill@seattle.gov or call (206) 256-5334.

CAB Members

The Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board is composed of 11 members who are passionate about race and social justice and committed to centering communities most impacted by health and economic inequities when advising the City and developing budget recommendations on programs and services supported by SBT revenue. Members must live or work in Seattle and are appointed by the Mayor or City Council into one of the following types of positions as defined in Ordinance 125324 (Section 4):

  • Three members have experience implementing community-based programs dedicated to expanding healthy food access and food security;
  • Two members represent populations who are disproportionally impacted by diseases related to the consumption of sugary drinks, with preference given to a parent of a student in the Seattle School District or a child in a Seattle-based early learning program, or a youth representative aged 16-24;
  • Four members have expertise in public health and nutrition with experience managing, researching, or evaluating programs related to the health effects of consuming sugary beverages, particularly among children and their families; 
  • Two members have expertise in education and early learning, with an emphasis on learning from birth to age five.
Name Position Title Term Begin Date Term End Date Appointing Authority
  Jaimée Marsh
  Food Access Representative  9/1/2017  8/31/2021  Council
  Barbara Baquero   Food Access Representative  9/1/2019  8/31/2023  Mayor
  Rebecca Finkle   Food Access Representative  9/1/2019  8/31/2023  Mayor
  Vacant   Community Representative  9/1/2019  8/31/2023  Mayor
  Tanika Thompson (Co-Chair)   Community Representative  9/1/2019  8/31/2023  Council
  Christina Wong   Public Health Representative  9/1/2019  8/31/2023  Council
  Laura Flores Cantrell   Public Health Representative  9/1/2017  8/31/2021  Council
  Jen Moss (Co-Chair)
  Public Health Representative  9/1/2017  8/31/2021  Mayor
  Paul E. Sherman
  Public Health Representative  9/1/2017  8/31/2021  Mayor
  Munira Mohamed     
  Early Learning Representative  9/1/2019  8/31/2023  Council
  Dan Torres    Early Learning Representative  9/1/2017  8/31/2021  Mayor