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Transportation Commission Applicants Sought

Applicants Sought for the Transportation Commission


October 13, 2020



Jennifer Kammerzell, Staff Liaison, JKammerzell@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5511


Applicants Sought for the Transportation Commission


The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill four positions on the Transportation Commission, two At-Large positions, and District Nos. 4 and 5 positions. All members must be Tacoma residents.


The Transportation Commission advises the City Council on transportation-related matters, such as short-term and long-range transportation planning, compliance with local, regional, and federal transportation regulations, bike, pedestrian, and mass transit-related planning initiatives, and parking and capital improvement plans. Commission members are recommended by the Infrastructure, Planning, and Sustainability Committee.


The Commission is comprised of 11 members — nine voting members appointed by the

City Council, with representatives from each of the City’s five Council Districts, who bring a range

of perspectives and expertise that focus on the City’s long-term vision for mobility options throughout the city, and two non-voting members appointed by the City Manager.


It is recommended that the members appointed reflect the following categories of special interest/discipline: professional engineering sector, construction/private business sector, bike and pedestrian/mass transit sector, planning/urban growth sector, environmental/sustainability sector, general community, and ADA community.


The City is committed to creating an equitable and anti-racist community and wants our committees, boards, and commissions to reflect our 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.


Commission meetings occur on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM and are currently being held virtually. When in-person meetings are safe to resume, they will be held at the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St.) For additional information on the Transportation Commission, please visit their webpage.


Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by end of day Tuesday, October 27, 2020. 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, please contact Michelle Emery, City Clerk’s Office, at servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5505.