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City of Renton Seeks Candidates for Human Services Advisory Committee

October 19, 2015

For more information contact:
Karen Bergsvik,
Human Services Manager, Community Services Department 425-430-6652
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator 425-430-6569

RENTON - The City of Renton is seeking candidates for the Human Services Advisory Committee. Each member will be appointed by the Mayor. Members serve for a three-year term without compensation, must reside inside the city limits of Renton and must be able to attend meetings the third Tuesday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Residents who represent the diverse nature of the city, including ethnicity, geography, gender and age are encouraged to apply.

The Human Services Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the city in the disposition of human services and allocation of funds to specific programs and projects, and assists in developing policies related to human services affecting Renton residents. The committee has also have been involved in the Renton Community Needs Assessment and the first human services strategic plan. Members strive to understand the human service needs of Renton residents and to keep current on community-wide actions that may affect the availability and quality of human services provisions in Renton.

To apply for membership, download an application from the Boards and Commissions webpage at rentonwa.gov or call 425-430-6650 to have an application mailed. Completed applications should be mailed to City of Renton, Mayor’s Office, 1055 South Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057. Applications must be received by October 30, 2015. Applicants will be interviewed by members of the Human Services Advisory Committee, who will make recommendations to the Mayor for final appointment.

For more information go to humanservices.rentonwa.gov – Human Services Advisory Committee, or contact Karen Bergsvik at 425-430-6652 or kbergsvik@rentonwa.gov.