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Human Services Commission

Establishment

Formerly named the Urban Policy Committee. Reviews and makes recommendations on the federal Community Development Fund Block Grant program and on the General Fund Community Service Projects allocations. The Committee conducts public hearings, accepts and reviews proposals, selects projects and makes recommendations to the City Council. Also serves as a resource to the City Council and City Staff for implementation of the City's Human Services Strategic Plan.

Membership

The Human Services Commission consists of 15 members who are nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by a majority City Council vote. The membership term is three years.  

Membership must reflect the diversity of our community as to race and culture, gender, age, socioeconomics, geography, and interest in Commission membership.

 

Current Human Services Commission Roster

 

 Member Position     Term Start     Term End
Eileen Armstrong    Member April 22, 2014  April 30, 2017
Jasmine Brown Member April 22, 2014 April 30, 2017
Rahn Clayton Member January 6, 2015 April 30, 2016
Jovan Dumas Vice Chair May 1, 2015 April 30, 2018
William J. Hagens Member January 6, 2015 April 30, 2016
Elizabeth Heath Member November 10, 2015 April 30, 2019
Kelly McDonald Secretary April 30, 2014 April 30, 2017
Virginia Miller Member January 6, 2015 April 30, 2016
Korbett Mosesly Member May 12, 2015 April 30, 2018
Tracy Murphy  Member January 14, 2014 April 30, 2016
 Al Ratcliffe  Chair  May 1, 2014  April 30, 2017
 Roseanne Sat  Member  May 12, 2015  April 30, 2018
 Damarces Sharkey Member November 10, 2015 April 30, 2016
 Sean Waite Member  May 12, 2015 April 30, 2018

 

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Duties and Responsibilities

The Commission conducts public meetings, accepts and reviews funding proposals, selects projects for funding and makes recommendations to the City Council as well as serving as a resource to the City Council and City Staff for implementation of the City's Human Services Strategic Plan.

Staff Support

Staffing support to the Human Rights Commission is provided by the Neighborhood and Community Services department.
Time and Day

6 PM
Second Wednesday of the month

 

Location

Tacoma Municipal Building
747 Market Street
Room 148
Tacoma, WA 98402

 

Additional Information
Pamela Duncan
Liaison
(253) 591-5057
Email

Neighborhood and
Community Services
747 Market Street
Room 836
Tacoma, WA 98402