Vancouver seeks applicants for new Transportation and Mobility Commission

The volunteer commission will provide advice to city officials and staff on a variety of transportation and mobility-related projects, programs and policies

VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver is looking for 11 volunteers to serve on its newly-formed Transportation and Mobility Commission. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. March 17.

The volunteer Transportation and Mobility Commission will provide advice to Vancouver City Council, the city manager and city staff on a variety of transportation and mobility-related projects, programs and policies. It will also provide ongoing feedback and guidance on development of citywide transportation policy through the update of the city’s Transportation System Plan, which is now underway.

All commission members must live within the Vancouver city limits, and up to two members can live outside the city but within the Vancouver Urban Growth Boundary. In addition to one “at large” commissioner, the city is specifically seeking people to serve who represent the following groups:

  • Person age 16-19
  • Person with a disability
  • Person age 65 or older
  • City neighborhood association member
  • Person with expertise or experience in freight movement (e.g. commercial trucking)
  • Person with expertise or experience in transportation planning, design, engineering, maintenance or operations
  • Person who uses public transit is their primary mode of transportation
  • Person who bicycles as their primary mode of transportation
  • Person who walks as their primary mode of transportation
  • Person who drives as their primary mode of transportation

Qualifying applicants will be interviewed by a sub-committee of city council members and appointed by the full City Council during a regular Monday evening council meeting.

The first 11 commission members will serve varying length terms, from one to three years. Reappointments and subsequent new appointments will be for three years, with the exception of the youth representative who will serve for one year.

The Transportation and Mobility Commission will meet at least four times per year, likely monthly. Meeting dates, times and locations will be determined during the first meeting of the new commission.

To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/tmc. Printed applications, including in other languages, can be requested by contacting Shannon Ripp in the City Manager’s Office by mail at P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, by email at bc_coordinator@cityofvancouver.us, or by calling (360) 487-8600.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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