Apply Now for Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board, Deadline Is January 6

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Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board seeks new members

The City of Seattle is accepting applications for new Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board members to help make walking in Seattle safer, easier and more attractive.  The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1993, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Board members serve a two-year term, with an opportunity to serve a second term. The board should include people who walk (or travel via wheelchair or other mobility device) frequently, who are of a variety of ages, levels of mobility, and walks of life, and who are from areas throughout the city. Members must be Seattle residents, and may not be city employees. The board meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at City Hall on Fifth Avenue between James and Cherry streets.  The meetings are in the Boards and Commissions Room, on the lower level (L280) of City Hall.

Devor Barton, current chair of the Pedestrian Advisory Board, says “A walkable community benefits everyone, . . . Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board members work to make our community healthier, our streets safer, and our neighborhoods more livable.”

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the City’s boards and commissions. Women, young persons, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.  Interested Seattleites should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest via email by 5:00 pm on January 6, 2014 to:  Howard Wu at howard.wu@seattle.gov.  For more information, call Howard Wu at 206-684-3902, or send e-mail Howard.Wu@SEATTLE.GOV.

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