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Applicants Sought for the Tacoma Creates Advisory Board


June 14, 2021



Lisa Jaret, Staff Liaison, LJaret@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5161


Applicants Sought for the Tacoma Creates Advisory Board


The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill the following positions on the Tacoma Creates Advisory Board:

  • District No. 3:  Open to any person residing in City Council District No. 3 
  • Professional Positions (2): Open to any person residing in the City of Tacoma with professional expertise in either arts or heritage

These volunteer positions are for three-year terms for Tacoma residents who have interest in and familiarity with public programming in arts, culture, heritage, and/or science, as well as interest in Tacoma Creates goals regarding equity, access, and programs that provide public benefit for residents across Tacoma. 

The Board advises Tacoma Creates administration on funding programs to support public benefit in arts, culture, heritage, and science programs throughout Tacoma. Its purpose is to guide program development and approve funding recommendations for the benefit of all residents of Tacoma. The primary responsibility of the Advisory Board is to ensure compliance to Tacoma Creates guidelines and accountability standards. The Advisory Board's functions are outlined in the Tacoma Municipal Code.

The City is committed to creating an equitable and anti-racist community and wants our 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.


Individuals who have any financial interest in a cultural organization receiving Tacoma Creates funding may not serve on the Advisory Board. This includes anyone receiving payment as staff, contractor, or any other capacity.


Individuals who are affiliated with a cultural organization as a volunteer, but who receive no financial compensation, may apply to serve on the Advisory Board. These individuals will be required to recuse themselves from any vote that impacts an organization with which they are affiliated.

The Advisory Board will hold its public meetings on the first Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Regular attendance at these monthly meetings is required; meetings generally last two hours. Currently, meetings are held via Zoom; when in-person meetings resume, meetings will be held at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St. Beyond monthly meetings, Advisory Board members will occasionally participate in application review panels and will serve as outreach ambassadors to arts, culture, heritage, and science organizations, and the general public. When requested, Advisory Board members will be issued Pierce Transit bus passes as required to attend monthly board meetings and related board programs and appointments.


Additional information on the Advisory Board is available on the Tacoma Creates website or through Lisa Jaret at LJaret@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5161.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact Katie Foster at servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5505.