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Applicants Sought for the Human Rights Commission

Applicants Sought for the Human Rights Commission


November 22, 2023   



Nancy Shattuck, Staff Liaison, nshattuck@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5849

Applicants Sought for the Human Rights Commission

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill six positions on the Human Rights Commission.


The Human Rights Commission is comprised of 15 members serving three-year terms as representatives of the general public and the employer, labor, religious, racial, ethnic, disabled, and women's groups in the city.


The Commission studies, investigates and mediates community issues that may result from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, pregnancy status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or disability.


The City is committed to creating an equitable and anti-racist organization and wants its Committees, Boards, and Commissions to reflect Tacoma’s diverse community. For these vacancies, BIPOC individuals, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, seniors, immigrants, and refugees are especially encouraged to apply.         


Additional information on the Human Rights Commission is available here.


Appointed applicants are required to complete five Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act trainings provided by the Washington State Office of the Attorney General, within 90 days of being appointed to a Committee, Board, or Commission.


Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Sunday, December 17, 2023 at cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication.


 Questions about the application process, requests for the application in an alternate format, or requests to submit additional documents may be directed to Elizabeth Wing in the City Clerk’s Office at servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5178.