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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 is currently seeking applicants to fill five positions on the HSC; four member positions and one youth position, between the ages of 16-18. Apply online.

 

Current Human Services Commission Roster

 

 Member Position     Term Start     Term End
Luis Beltran  Member May 31, 2019 May 31, 2023
Rahn Clayton  Chair January 6, 2015 May 31, 2022
Zach Dillon  Vice Chair May 1, 2017 May 31, 2020
Jovan Dumas   Member May 1, 2015 May 31, 2021
Jason Grube   Member August 25, 2016 May 31, 2022
Lisa Keating  Member May 1, 2018 May 31, 2021
Cherrielee Matthews  Member May 1, 2018 May 31, 2021
Kelly McDonald  Secretary April 30, 2014 May 31, 2020
Elizabeth Pebley  Member May 1, 2017 May 31, 2022
Amanda Scott-Thomas  Member May 1, 2018 May 31, 2022
Valentine Smith  Member August 25, 2016 May 31, 2020
Magdalena Stickel  Member May 31, 2019 May 31, 2021
Rebecca Stith  Member May 31, 2019 May 31, 2022
Naomi Wilson  Member   May 1, 2017 May 31, 2020

 

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 660

 

Staff Liaison

Kristin Ely

(253) 345-0864