The Seattle Women’s Commission is seeking candidates for vacant seats on the Commission. The Commission advises the Mayor, City Council and city departments on issues that impact women in Seattle. The commission identifies areas of concern and recommends policy and legislation, provides feedback and opinion on issues of city and state budget, and acts as a liaison between Seattle women and city government.
As advisors to the Mayor, City Council and city departments, commissioners have the opportunity to address issues of concern for Seattle women and to work for positive change.
Terms are three, two-year terms and are subject to confirmation by the City Council. Applicants must live or work in Seattle and be available for monthly meetings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of the month at City Hall in downtown Seattle.
The SWC is seeking candidates with a particular interest in the following areas, in accordance with the SWC’s annual work plan:
- Economic opportunities for women, including pay equity, job opportunities, and women-owned businesses
- Health disparities affecting women, including access to healthy food, reproductive rights, and the social determinants of health such as infant and maternal mortality
- Housing and homelessness including affordable housing, tenant rights, institutional and informal housing and shelters, and vehicular residents and women living in encampments in the city
- Violence prevention including training for police and other responders, sexual assault, domestic violence and preventing youth violence
- The SWC aims to work closely with governmental and community-based organizations to make certain that women of color, women with disabilities, immigrants, refugees, returning female veterans, youth and members of the LGBTQI communities are being served appropriately by the Commission’s work.
To apply for appointment to the Seattle Women’s Commission, submit your resume and a letter of interest by September 22, 2014. Please reference your experience and interest in the previously mentioned issue areas in your cover letter. To reduce paper consumption, electronic submissions are preferred. Email your letter of interest and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.