Mayor Seeks Candidates for African American Elders Council


Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn


2012 MCAAE Chair Kameka Brown

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn seeks candidates to fill five positions on the Mayor's Council on African American Elders (MCAAE). The 12-member council advises City of Seattle officials regarding issues of interest and services of benefit to older African Americans.

"As Mayor, I want to address the needs of elders in each community and respond to those needs in a meaningful way. I urge those with strong backgrounds in aging and disability issues—and a passion for supporting and involving the older members of our city—to consider this important work," said Mayor McGinn.

Members are appointed by the Mayor to serve renewable two-year terms. Council members may reside anywhere in King County and must be willing to serve without compensation.

"Council members reflect a broad range of professional and community experience and perspectives," said MCAAE chair Kameka Brown. "Individuals who are active in community affairs; have skills and experience in health care, fund development and/or public relations; and have contacts with African American churches are especially encouraged to apply."

Participation on the Mayor's Council on African American Elders requires a significant commitment, including attendance at monthly meetings (currently the third Friday of each month) and participation on at least one sub-committee (a second monthly meeting). Council members also attend and participate in relevant public meetings and events, including periodic public forums the council hosts to solicit public comment.

To be considered for appointment in May 2012, send a letter of interest and resume by March 30, addressed to:

Mayor Mike McGinn
c/o Seattle Human Services Department
ATTN: Karen Winston, Planner
PO Box 34215
Seattle, Washington 98124-4215

The McGinn administration is committed to promoting diversity in the City's boards and commissions. Women, individuals with disabilities, sexual minorities, and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

For more information, visit the MCAAE website or Facebook page, e-mail or call 206-684-0706.