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Let’s get Seattle walking

Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board seeks new members

The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is accepting applications for new members to help make walking in Seattle safer and easier.  The volunteer board, which was created by the Seattle City Council in 1993, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan. The board advises the mayor and city council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

Board members serve a two-year term, with an opportunity to serve a second term. They should be frequent walkers of a variety of ages, levels of mobility, and walks of life, and from areas throughout the city. Members must be Seattle residents, and may not be city employees. The board meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall on Fifth Avenue between James and Cherry streets.

According to Seth Schromen-Wawrin, chair of the Pedestrian Advisory Board, “Making sure our neighborhoods develop in walkable ways is crucial in supporting our businesses, mass transit, community services, and many other aspects of the city. Serving on the Pedestrian Advisory Board is a great way to work with other dedicated residents to help make Seattle the most walkable city.”

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, young persons, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.  Interested Seattleites should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest via email by 5 p.m., December 17, 2012 to:   Howard Wu at howard.wu@seattle.gov.

For more information, please call Howard Wu at (206) 684-3902, or send e-mail to the address above. More details can also be viewed on the board website: http://www.seattle.gov/spab/default.htm

 Contact:  Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114