Members Sought for Mayor’s Council on African American Elders

Mayor's Council on African American Elders

Contact:          David Takami,  Seattle Human Services Department, 206.684.0253, david.takami@seattle.gov

SEATTLE – The City of Seattle is seeking candidates to serve on the Mayor’s Council for African American Elders. Council members are appointed by the Mayor to serve renewable two-year terms. Members must reside within King County and serve without compensation. The Mayor’s Council on African American Elders is a Council of up to 12 members. The Council advises City officials on policies, programs and services of benefit to older African Americans.

Participation on the Mayor’s Council for African American Elders requires a significant commitment. This includes attendance at monthly meetings (third Tuesday of each month) and participation on at least one sub-committee that meets monthly. Members also participate in an annual planning retreat, and attend and participate in relevant public meetings and events. For more information about the Council please visit this link: Mayor’s Council on African American Elders – About Us

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the City’s boards and commissions. Persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, and sexual minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To be considered for appointment to the Mayor’s Council for African American Elders, please send a letter of interest and resume by Friday March 7th, 2014 to:

Rowena Rye
E-mail: Rowena.Rye@Seattle.Gov
Fax: 206-684-0494

U.S. mail: Mayor’s Council on African American Elders
c/o – Aging and Disability Services of Seattle-King County
PO Box 34215
Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Please consider including any personal information (on voluntary basis). This information – e.g., cultural background, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, etc. – will  assist in the City’s goal to create diverse boards and commissions.