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Human Services Commission

Overview

The Human Services Commission (HSC) reviews applications and makes funding recommendations of human services programs funded through the federal Community Development Fund Block Grant program, City of Tacoma General Fund, and City of Tacoma Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders sales tax. The Committee conducts public hearings, accepts and reviews proposals, selects projects and makes recommendations to the City Council. The Committee also serves as a resource to the City Council and City Staff for  the development and implementation of Neighborhood and Community Services Strategic Plans.

 

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, except for the youth position, which is one year.

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

  

Apply to be a Commissioner

City Council will be reviewing applications in April for three Commissioner positions. Apply online.

 

Current Human Services Commission Roster

 

 Member Position     Term Start     Term End
Luis Beltran  Member June 4, 2019 May 31, 2023
Rahn Clayton  Chair June 1, 2019 May 31, 2022
Jovan Dumas   Member June 1, 2018 May 31, 2021
Jason Grube   Member June 1, 2019 May 31, 2022
Lisa Keating  Member May 1, 2018 May 31, 2021
Cherrielee Matthews  Member May 1, 2018 May 31, 2021
Leslie Mintaraga   Member February 9, 2021 May 31, 2023
Elizabeth Pebley  Member June 1, 2019 May 31, 2022
Amanda Scott-Thomas  Member June 26, 2018 May 31, 2022
Valentine Smith  Member February 9, 2021 May 31, 2023
Magdalena Stickel  Member June 4, 2019 May 31, 2021
Rebecca Stith  Member June 1, 2019 May 31, 2022
Wilton Waverly   Member February 9, 2021 May 31, 2023
Naomi Wilson  Member   February 9, 2021 May 31, 2023

 

Email the commissioners.

 

Staff Support

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

6 PM
Second Wednesday of the month

 

Meeting Information

 

Join Zoom on PC or Mac

Passcode: 003738

  

Or by phone at:

+1-253-215-8782

Webinar ID: 972 3411 6608

 

Staff Liaison

Kristin Ely

(253) 345-0864