Lots of work in recent years on making the streets and sidewalks safer around West Seattle schools. Maybe you’d like to formalize that by being part of the Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee? The search is on for new members – read on for the announcement:
The Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee is accepting applications for new members to help make walking and biking to school in Seattle safer and easier. The volunteer board, which was created by the Seattle City Council in 1975 to improve traffic safety for all of Seattle’s school children, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s School Road Safety Action Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council with respect to school traffic safety, including adult crossing guard locations, school traffic signs and signals, school safety patrols, bicycle facilities, sidewalks and student traffic safety education.
Board members serve a three-year term, with an opportunity to serve a second term. Members must be Seattle residents and may not be city employees. The board meets the fourth Friday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. typically at Seattle Public Schools headquarters with occasional field meetings at school sites or schools crossings. Ideal committee members may include parents of school children, frequent walkers and bikers, people interested in pedestrian or bicycle encouragement, and those with expertise in child injury prevention.
The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the City’s boards and commissions. Women, young persons, seniors, 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 p.m. on May 9, 2014, to Brian Dougherty at firstname.lastname@example.org.