Seeking Ethics and Elections Commission Applicants

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SEEC logoThe City Council is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission (SEEC). The deadline to apply is this coming Tuesday, June 30.

The SEEC ensures an honest electoral process and an ethic of principled public service among City employees. The people of Seattle deserve diligent oversight over City business and I encourage anyone interested to apply.

The Commission is responsible for interpreting and applying the Seattle Ethics, Elections, and Whistleblower Protection Codes and the City's Lobbying Regulations. Six City staff members investigate complaints, monitor compliance, and offer information and guidance to residents and employees regarding these Codes.

The SEEC is an independent committee of seven citizen volunteers. The Mayor and the City Council each appoint three Commissioners and the Commissioners select the seventh.

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 resume and cover letter by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30 to me by e-mail (, by fax (206-684-8587; provide cover memo with Attn: Tim Burgess) or by mail to:

Councilmember Tim Burgess
Chair, Education and Governance Committee
Seattle City Council
P. O. Box 34025
Seattle, WA 98124-4025

For additional information, call my office at 206-684-8806.