People with Disabilities Commission seeks new members

The Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities is a sixteen-member body of sincere and energetic volunteers who use their collective capabilities to demonstrably improve the City of Seattle.

Mission

To create an inclusive Seattle by confronting barriers, raising awareness, and bridging communities.

Function

  • Advise the Mayor, City Council, and city departments on ways to improve access to city resources
  • Facilitate consumption of city services and improve opportunities for participation in civic life for people with disabilities
  • Encourage understanding between and among the disability community and the larger Seattle community
  • Advocate on behalf of people with disabilities in the larger Seattle community
  • Provide technical and policy guidance on issues of disability and accessibility

Commissioners are expected to devote at minimum ten hours per month to Commission work, including monthly Commission meetings and active participation in at least one Committee.  Applicants are encouraged to attend a Commission meeting to see how the Commission works and to meet the Commissioners. For more information, see the website: www.seattle.gov/disability

The Commission reflects the diversity of Seattle’s disability community and is committed to being a model of inclusion.  To meet that goal, we strive to use the principals of universal design to inform our policies, practices, and procedures.

To apply, send an application, resume, and cover letter to Felicia Yearwood by April 26, 2012.

                                By Email:        felicia.yearwood@seattle.gov  or
By Fax:           (206) 684-0332  or

By mail:           Felicia Yearwood
                           Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities
                           810 Third Avenue, Suite 750
                          Seattle, WA 98104-1627