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Gov. Inslee seeking volunteer members for state committee on disabilities

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on July 12, 2013 at 7:12 am with No Comments »
July 11, 2013 3:18 pm

Gov. Jay Inslee is looking for at least 11, and perhaps 15, new members of the Committee on Disability Issues and Employment.

Members of the public have been urged to apply.

According to a release this week from the Employment Security Department, which oversees the committee, the group advises the governor, Legislature, state agencies, public and private organizations and the general public “on disability issues. Members recommend ways to address those issues, emphasizing opportunities to increase independence and jobs for those with disabilities.”

Potential members of the committee must have a disability or have experience working with people who have a variety of physical, mental or sensory disabilities. In making his decision, Inslee will also consider geography, occupation, gender, age, socioeconomic status, minority status and diversity of viewpoints when making his appointments, the release stated.

Committee members are required to attend three meetings annually and to serve on one or two subcommittees. Members can attend meetings in person, by Internet or by conference call.

The application deadline is Aug. 30 for one- to three-year terms beginning next January. Inslee will select and appoint new members from the pool of applicants.

For more information and an application, contact Debbie Himes at 360-725-9511.

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