The City of Kirkland is seeking adult volunteer applicants to fill seven seats on the Human Services Commission (HSC). Initial terms for these appointments are staggered terms of four four-year terms ending March 31, 2021, and three two-year terms ending March 31, 2019. Appointments are made by the City Council. Council may also select an alternate appointee in case any additional vacancies were to occur within the immediate six months following the selection and appointment process. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and reside within the city of Kirkland.
The HSC will regularly meet at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The HSC advises the City Council on matters relating to the City’s efforts to support a socially sustainable community through health and human services and programs; develops recommendations on funding priorities and policies; and reviews requests and provides recommendations for grant funding of human services. The Commission’s work will initially be governed by adopted human services policies and guided by the goals and policies identified in the Human Services Element of Kirkland’s Comprehensive Plan.
For further information about the Human Services Commission, contact Leslie Miller, Human Services Administrator, at (425) 587-3322 or LMiller@kirklandwa.gov. Applications may be obtained by calling (425) 587-3190, or at the application link below.
The City Council adopted a Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics which all Board and Commission members are asked to sign.
Human Services Commission applications must be submitted to the City Clerk prior to 4 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2017, via email, usps, or hand delivery.
If selected for an interview, candidates will be expected to be available for a City Council special meeting on Monday, June 12, 2017 at City Hall; interviews will be held between 6 – 8 p.m. that evening.