The Sustainable Tacoma Commission began as a partnership with Tacoma’s Office of Sustainability to implement strategies in Tacoma’s Climate Action Plan and measure improvements as it attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The mission of this commission is to “bring citizen participation and accountability to the implementation of Tacoma’s Environmental Action Plan, and to communicate and encourage public involvement in sustainability issues,” according to the commission’s website.

On Apr. 2, the Tacoma City Council announced that it is currently looking to fill seven vacant positions on the Sustainable Tacoma Commission. One of the vacancies is for a youth position (16-22 years old), who will serve a one-year term. The remaining six positions are for adults who will serve two or three-year terms.

The eleven-member commission provides “a balanced representation of stakeholders, such as the environmental community, small business, labor, housing, industry and port, transportation, education, building industry, and residents.”

Commissioners are expected to contribute four to eight hours per month. Public meetings for the Sustainable Tacoma Commission are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Tacoma Municipal Building. For more information on commissioner guidelines, go here.

Visit here to apply, or contact Jessica Jenkins at (253) 591-5178,, or the City Clerk’s Office.  Applications are due to the City Clerk’s Office by Apr. 18.