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 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 are 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 group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall on Fifth Avenue between James and Cherry.
According to Jon Morgan, chair of the Pedestrian Advisory Board “”Everyone is a pedestrian, and serving on the Pedestrian Advisory Board is a great way to make a difference in Seattle’s walkability. Members have a chance to learn a lot about walking and what’s going on in the city, and to apply that knowledge working with other smart, dedicated, interesting pedestrian advocates.”
Mayor McGinn and City Council are committed to promoting diversity in the City’s boards and commissions. Women, youth, persons with disabilities, sexual minorities, and persons of color are encouraged to apply. Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest via email by January 20, 2012 to Brian Dougherty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, call Brian Dougherty at (206) 684-5124, or send e-mail to the address above.