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Human Services Commission


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. 




The Human Services Commission (HSC) consists of fifteen members who are recommended by the Community Vitality and Safety Committee (CVS) and appointed by the City Council to serve in an advisory capacity on human services funding and related issues.


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

New Commissioner recruitment generally occurs February through April of each year; however, interested residents are welcome to apply at any time during the year to be considered for the next round of vacancies. Apply online.


Current Human Services Commission Roster


 Member Position     Term Start     Term End
Laura Badeaux   Member June 1, 2021 May 31, 2024
Noemi Cagatin-Porter   Member June 1, 2021  May 31, 2024
Marvin Cooks  Vice-Chair June 1, 2021 May 31, 2024
Kristi Coyne  Member June 1, 2022 May 31, 2025
Kimberly Ellefson   Member June 1, 2023  May 31, 2025
Connie Ladenburg  Member June 1, 2022 May 31, 2025
 Carlos Lugo  Member  June 1, 2022  May 31, 2025
 Nikki Singh   Member  June 21, 2022  May 31, 2025
 Andrea "Andee" Walton    Secretary  June 1, 2021  May 31, 2024
Naomi Wilson  Chair February 9, 2021 May 31, 2026
 Addison Atkatsh Youth Commissioner November 28, 2023 June 30, 2024


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

 747 Market St, Room 138


Join Zoom on PC or Mac

Passcode: 002323


Or by phone at:
Webinar ID: 833 6447 6695


Staff Liaison

Vicky McLaurin

Systems and Strategy Division Manage

(253) 591-5058

Fax (253) 591-5050