The City of SeaTac is recruiting for volunteers to serve on the newly-created Community Building Committee.
The seven-member committee, formed by the SeaTac City Council in January 2012, is charged with:
- Researching best practices of other jurisdictions and vetting those ideas within the community.
- Fostering communication and building trust with all City departments and within the community.
- Acting as a sounding board for projects and programs under development by the City. Seeking innovative, community-based ideas through sustainable, two-way communication within the community.
- Participating in existing city, school and community meetings and events to bridge communication gaps and promote active participation and community engagement.
The City Council hopes to attract a diverse pool of applicants representing a wide range of ages, neighborhoods, schools, cultures, religions, socio-economics, special needs and skills. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Other desirable qualities include individuals who are:
- Committed to the SeaTac community
- Interested in researching best practices
- Skilled in communications
- Dedicated to engaging fellow citizens in constructive conversations
Applicants will be recommended for appointment by the Mayor and considered for confirmation by the entire City Council. Successful applicants will undergo a background check. Terms will be staggered with the Council appointing four members to two-year terms and three members to one-year terms for the inaugural committee.
Interested citizens are encouraged to apply by filling out the online application available at www.CityofSeaTac.com under the “I want to” banner and click on “volunteer” or by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at 206.973.4660.
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. First review of applications is scheduled for on or about December 7, 2012.
The committee will determine its regular meeting dates, times and places.
All applicants will be notified of their status once appointments are made to the initial Community Building Committee.