News for Seattle's Ballard neighborhood and beyond

My Ballard header image 2

King County Civil Rights Commission seeks new members

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on June 18th, 2014


By Joe Veyera

The King County Civil Rights Commission is seeking residents interested in public service and raising community awareness and involvement in civil rights issues for four open positions on the commission, which advises the County Council and County Executive (Dow Constantine) on matters related to the county’s civil rights programs, along with other civil rights issues.

The commission reviews and reports on the effectiveness of King County’s affirmative action program, non-discrimination enforcement, and minority and women business utilization programs. Commission members also work to both educate and engage members of the community about King County’s Equal and Social Justice program. Current commission projects include affirmative action and equal employment opportunities, county contracting, equity and social justice, community engagement, and the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest

One of the four open positions on the commission is for Council District 4, represented by Council Chair Larry Phillips, which includes Ballard and Crown Hill.

Potential candidates should live in the appropriate council district, and have interests and experiences related to the goals of the commission. Residents from diverse ethnic and protected group backgrounds, including people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply, and all committee members are bound by the King County Code of Ethics.

If selected, members are expected to commit eight to 10 hours a month for commission meetings and related work projects. Committee meetings are currently the third Wednesday of every month, from 3 p.m to 5 p.m.

Committee members serve three year terms, and serve without pay.

For more information on the Civil Rights Commission, click here, or contact commission administrator Paula Harris-White at 206-263-2444 or

Tags: Ballard   Share

4 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 kickstand holster samsung seidio // Nov 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this
    post was great. I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if
    you are not already ;) Cheers!

  • 2 powered charger adapter kyocera // Nov 13, 2014 at 4:41 am

    Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment (it was extremely
    long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing.
    Do you have any recommendations for inexperienced blog writers?
    I’d definitely appreciate it.

  • 3 sch r260 universal holder // Nov 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I visited various web sites but the audio feature for audio songs current at this web site is genuinely wonderful.

  • 4 phone boxing b // Nov 21, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Hi! I understand this is somewhat off-topic but I needed to ask.
    Does running a well-established blog such as yours take a large amount of work?
    I’m completely new to blogging however I do write in my
    diary daily. I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my personal experience and thoughts online.
    Please let me know if you have any recommendations or tips for new aspiring
    bloggers. Appreciate it!

Leave a Comment (read our comment rules)

News from the Seattle Times