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King County Civil Rights Commission seeks new members | King County

King County residents interested in public service and raising community awareness and involvement in civil rights issues can apply for one of four open positions on the King County Civil Rights Commission.

If selected and confirmed by the King County Council, commissioners serve three-year terms.The Civil Rights Commission advises the County Executive and County Council on matters related to the county's civil rights programs and other civil rights issues.

This includes reviewing and reporting on the effectiveness and progress of the county's affirmative action program, non-discrimination enforcement and minority/women business utilization programs.

The commission also works to educate and engage the community about the county's Equity and Social Justice programs.

The Civil Rights Commission is soliciting applications from individuals in County Council District 7, represented by Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, which includes the communities of Algona, Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Milton, Pacific and parts of unincorporated south King County.

An interactive map of County Council districts is available online at www.kingcounty.gov/council. Commission members must live in King County. If confirmed by the County Council, commissioners serve without pay

Potential candidates should live in the appropriate County Council district and be able to commit eight to ten hours monthly to meetings and work projects. This includes attending monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of each month from 3 – 5 p.m., and participating in committee work, which can require additional meetings.

For more information on the Civil Rights Commission and its activities, please visit www.kingcounty.gov/exec/CivilRightsCommission.aspx or contact commission administrator Paula Harris-White at 206-263-2444 or paula.harris-white@kingcounty.gov.

 

 

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