Subject: Be an Equity Champion: Apply for the Community Involvement Commission

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Do you have ideas about how our City government can better engage with residents?

Do you want to be a catalyst for positive change in your community?

We have a new opportunity that could help you reach those goals! We are looking for people from all over Seattle to step up and help guide the City toward more equitable and inclusive community involvement.

Equitable and inclusive community involvement? What does that mean? It means that all residents can easily access information that is clear, relevant, and tailored to their communities. It means that they can access it on their own terms and in their own language. It means that there are clear and simple processes for residents to provide public input and participate in decision-making. It means that all residents feel like they are partners and collaborators with the City and that City projects and programs are done for and with them rather than to them.

Our newly created Community Involvement Commission has been established to help guide City departments toward these goals.

The Commission will be comprised of 16 equity champions who will work to ensure that our City departments are creating and implementing equitable engagement strategies that lead to more relevant and impactful public participation.

If this is you, please consider applying to serve on the Commission. We know it may sound intimidating…but do not fear! Your service would only require 3-6 hours per month and we will do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for you to participate. Our main priority is that your voice be heard!

We are taking applications now and anyone can apply! Applications and general information are available in seven different languages at http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/community-involvement-commission.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 1 by 5pm.

Don’t miss this opportunity to represent your community, your civic interest, and your neighborhood in telling the City how it can do a better job of reaching and engaging all community members in the City’s actions and decisions.

Street: 600 4th Avenue, 4th Floor; Seattle, WA 98104
Mail:
PO Box 94649; Seattle, WA 98124-4649
Phone: 206-684-0464      Fax: 206-233-5142
Website: seattle.gov/neighborhoods
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