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Two open spots on the Human Rights Commission

Post by News Tribune Staff on June 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm with No Comments »
June 27, 2008 4:39 pm

Want to be a member of Tacoma’s Human Rights Commission? Now’s your chance.

The city is searching for people to apply for the two open positions. It’s open to "anyone willing to serve for a three-year term." According to a press release, the city is seeking people from underrepresented neighborhoods, like Northeast Tacoma and the South End. It is also encouraging Hispanics, blacks and Pacific Islanders to apply.

For more information, visit the commission’s Web site or contact Cynthia Leingang at 253-594-7848. Deadline for applications is July 25.

Click below to read the press release:

City Council seeks volunteers for Tacoma Human Rights Commission

Citizens with the skills and passion to provide leadership in supporting and enhancing human rights in Tacoma may apply for two open positions on the Tacoma Human Rights Commission.

These positions are open to anyone willing to serve for a three-year term. The Tacoma Human Rights Commission is especially interested in applicants who live in currently underrepresented parts of the City, such as Upper Tacoma, the Northeast and the South End of Tacoma, and who bring diversity to the 15-member group. The commission encourages those in the Hispanic, African American and Asian Pacific Islander communities to apply.

The commission’s role is to:

&bull Review and hear appeals on formal cases filed under the City’s anti-discrimination ordinance.

&bull Initiate discrimination complaints when deemed appropriate.

&bull Conduct studies on relevant issues and submit conclusions and recommendations to the Tacoma City Council.

&bull Organize special committees that focus on areas such as hate, violence, police/community relations, equal opportunity, employment and education.

The Tacoma Human Rights Commission meets for study sessions on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Room 434, and for business meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Room 708 of the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St.

To apply, visit www.cityoftacoma.org/HumanRightsCommission or contact Cynthia Leingang at (253) 594-7848, Mayor’s Office, Room 1200, Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402. Applications should be submitted by July 25, 2008 to the Mayor’s Office.

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