The Covington City Council passed a resolution at their September 22, 2020 meeting establishing the city’s first Equity, Cultural and Social Justice Commission. Applications for commission members are being accepted now until positions are filled.
The new commission can have a minimum of seven members with a maximum of 15 members serving two-year terms. The first four members, however, will serve a three-year term to allow the position expirations to be staggered. Applicants must live, work or go to school in Covington or within a three-miles radius of city limits.
The commission will act in an advisory role to the city council and will study, investigate, counsel and develop and/or update written plans regarding how to address equity, cultural and social justice issues with the City.
“This is an issue people are passionate about so hopefully there are some passionate people in the community that are willing to step up in this capacity,” said City Manager Regan Bolli.
Interested individuals can learn more and find the application online at www.covingtonwa.gov/city_government/commissions.php.