File #: 23-0212    Version: 1
Type: discussion Status: Filed
File created: 2/23/2023 In control: Community Livability and Public Safety Committee
Agenda date: 3/1/2023 Final action: 3/1/2023
Title: Advisory Committee Interviews
Attachments: 1. Interview Schedule
Advisory Committee Interviews

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee.

City Manager Recommendation:
Interview applicants and finalize appointment recommendations for vacant Advisory Board and Commission positions.

Whether to interview candidates to recommend for appointment to Advisory Committees, Boards & Commissions.

Staff Contact:
Kellie Purce Braseth, Strategic Communications Director, City Manager's Office, 360.753.8361

None, interviews being conducted.

Background and Analysis:
On March 1, the Community Livability and Public Safety Committee (CLPS) will interview applicants for the vacant seats on the Arts Commission, the Heritage Commission, and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.

The draft Interview schedule is attached. Applicants have been notified. The interviews will be held remotely via Zoom. The Chairs of the respective boards and commissions have been invited to join the CLPS Committee for the interviews. Staff will provide at the interview meeting an updated list of open positions and names of applicants not able to participate in interviews.

Climate Analysis:
No climate impacts were evident.

Equity Analysis:
The board and commission recruitment process is an opportunity to reduce disparities in participation among marginalized communities in City of Olympia process and decisions.

Neighborhood/Community Interest (if known):
Residents serve on Advisory Committees to share their opinions and perspectives, study issues, and develop recommendations in a focused small group in order to provide judicious advice from a community member's perspective to the Olympia City Council.

Financial Impact:
To help defray costs (transportation, childcare, etc.) and lower barriers to participation, members of Council-appointed boards and commissions are eligible for a stipend of $25 per meeting attended. Those who can certify they are low income can receive a stipend of $50 pe...

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