The Seattle City Council is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission (SEEC) for a term lasting until December 31, 2016.
The SEEC is an independent committee comprised of seven volunteers. The Mayor and the City Council each appoint three Commissioners and the Commissioners select the seventh.
“The Ethics and Elections Commission is one of the City’s most important bodies,” said Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess. “They are the guardians of our local democracy, ensuring a fair electoral process and an ethic of principled public service among City employees.”
The Commission is responsible for interpreting and applying the Seattle Ethics, Elections, Election Pamphlet, and Whistleblower Protection Codes and the City’s Lobbying Regulations. Six staff members investigate complaints, monitor compliance, and offer information and guidance to citizens and employees regarding these Codes.
SEEC candidates must demonstrate a commitment to fairness and integrity. Once appointed, Commissioners serve without compensation and may not participate in any City election campaigns or be an officer of any political party.
Interested candidates should deliver a résumé and cover letter by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 30 to Councilmember Tim Burgess by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), by fax (206-684-8587; provide cover memo with Attn: Tim Burgess), or by mail to:
- Council President Tim Burgess
- Chair, Education and Governance Committee
- Seattle City Council
- P. O. Box 34025
- Seattle, WA 98124-4025