Are you a Tacoma resident looking to get involved in local government? The City of Tacoma likely has a board, commission, committee, or advisory group for you.
Seeking: One citizen member with experience in government performance and financial auditing
Board purpose: Supporting the Tacoma City Council’s Government Performance and Finance Committee by coordinating audit needs, making audit management recommendations, acting as a liaison between the city council and the city manager, and additional tasks.
Application deadline: Oct. 9, 2018
Seeking: Three at-large members, one youth member, and one City Council District 5 member
Committee purpose: Conducting policy review, reviewing trends in statistics and in the investigation of complaints, and engaging in community outreach. At least 40 percent of members represent traditionally underrepresented communities, according to the city.
Women, people with disabilities, people of color, immigrants, and other minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Application deadline: Oct. 12, 2018
Seeking: One at-large member, two professional members, and one working professional artist member
Commission purpose: Supporting and enhancing the arts for the benefit of the city and its residents, creating policies to help develop arts programs and projects, overseeing public art, and more.
Application deadline: Oct. 15, 2018
Seeking: Three adult members, one youth member
Group purpose: Advising the Transportation Commission on active transportation-related issues, ensuring compliance with transportation regulations, making recommendations on implementing the city’s Transportation Master Plan, and providing guidance on bicycle and pedestrian projects.
Application deadline: Oct. 17, 2018
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