City of Tacoma announcement.
The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill four seats on the Sustainable Tacoma Commission, including one youth position (ages 16-18). The purpose of the Commission is to bring community accountability to the implementation of Tacoma’s 2030 Climate Action Plan and to support public involvement in sustainability issues.
The Tacoma City Council is looking for Commission members who provide a balanced representation of various stakeholders, such as the environmental, business, labor, housing, industrial, port, transportation, education, building, and residential communities. This role serves to oversee, coordinate, and communicate suggestions regarding policy, budget, and program recommendations to City Council through letters, testimonies, and other means of formal reporting.
The time commitment expected for active participation as a Commissioner is generally between three to six hours per month in support of Commission meetings held on the third Thursday of the month at 5 PM. Meetings typically last two hours and are held both virtually via Zoom and in-person at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Room 248.
The City is committed to creating an equitable and anti-racist community and wants its committees, boards, and commissions to reflect Tacoma’s diverse community. For these vacancies, Black and Indigenous community members, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, seniors, immigrants, and refugees are especially encouraged to apply.
Additional information on the Sustainable Tacoma Commission is available here. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by end of day Sunday, March 12, 2023.
To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication. For questions about the application process, to request the application in an alternate format, or to submit additional documents, contact the City Clerk’s Office at email@example.com or (253) 591-5505.