City of SeaTac Seeking Volunteers for New Community Building Committee

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 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.


5 Responses to “City of SeaTac Seeking Volunteers for New Community Building Committee”
  1. Vicki Lockwood says:

    Council Members and Fellow Citizens~
    I believe that the people on this committee MUST be residents of SeaTac. This should be a requirement … period. I sincerely believe this was an assumed requisite when the committee was approved, and if anyone is appointed to this committee that is not a resident the insidious control of our city by non-residents (County, regional and state electives and committees) will continue to erode our City until we (SeaTac, Tukwila, Burien, Des Moines, etc.) all morph into one County elected’s dream of “Mogadishu, Washington”. This is OUR City, and OUR residents deserve to mold and shape it’s future!
    Vicki Lockwood

  2. Earl Gipson says:

    I spoke out against this committee when it was formed for the simple reason we need no committees that serve no purpose other than feel good B.S., more clerical work for the staff, and the un-elected Mayor can give his buddies a voice while the rest of us labor under his repressive policies/curtailment of Public comment/input where it counts the most.

    The City goes down the toilet with debatable financial management, hiring unnecessary/ineffective personnel, and residents who can not/will not clean up their own properties while this new committee sings Kumbayah. Gives a whole new meaning to “Nero fiddled while Rome burned”

    Oh boy, more PowerPoint presentations at Council meetings while the parking issues linger after 5 years plus, zoning code update remains in limbo, and the mandatory Comp Plan update looms. The City can’t get the basics right and now wants a new committee to help some Council members and some staff pull their heads out from where their heads shouldn’t be. It’s going to be a tough pull. The heads seemed to be wedged in there tightly and for quite the spell.

    Restore the Council Committees and Public comment/input and quit goofing off.

  3. Dorinda says:

    Another “feel good” committee. And, who was it that initiated it? Mia Gregerson, the councilmember who referred to the citizens of SeaTac as “syphilitics” and, oh yes, “toilet swimmers”. Now she and her progressive buddies want to make themselves feel better by “building community”? You could completely dispense with this un-necessary expense to the taxpayers by actually listening to the TAXPAYERS. You could dispense with this forced sense of “community” and let us have OUR community back, by cutting out the fat and fraud in this city and letting us live productive lives without stealing our hard earned pay. You could stop pandering to the non-producers, and stop importing poverty into our city. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that my ‘community’ didn’t need ‘development’ until my community became a (housing) development!

  4. Doris Cassan says:

    It would appear to me, this is just another way some of the Council and Staff can manipulate their agenda of “crony capitalism.”