Northwest NEWS

May 13, 2002

Local News

Lambert seeking volunteers for Civil Rights Commission

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert is looking for residents of the Third District interested in becoming a member of the King County Civil Rights Commission.
   "In a region that respects and has grown stronger because of its diversity, protecting the civil rights of King County residents is a responsibility we all share," Lambert said. "I look forward to adding a member to the commission."
   The King County Civil Rights Commission acts in an advisory role. It reviews the effectiveness of county diversity programs and reports its findings to the Council, the County Executive and the public.
   The commission also plays a role in educating the public on how it can prevent and help eliminate discrimination.
   The 16-member commission has representatives from all 13 King County Council districts, with three at-large members appointed by County Executive Ron Sims.
   All members serve three-year terms. The commission meets the third Wednesday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
   For more information on the King County Civil Rights Commission and on how to submit an application, contact Kathy Lambert's office at (206) 296-1003 or log onto www.metrokc.gov/dias/crc.