Community members needed for city boards

The Mercer Island City Council is seeking applicants to fill one position on the Senior Advisory Board and two positions on the Youth and Family Services Advisory Board.

The Senior Advisory Board was established in 2011 to advise the City of Mercer Island Department of Youth and Family Services and Parks and Recreation Department regarding programs and services effecting seniors age 65 and older on Mercer Island. Regular meetings of the Senior Advisory Board are held at least quarterly at a time and place determined by the board. Monthly commitment by board members is approximately one to two hours a month, with the option of more hours on an ad hoc basis. Applicants must be legal residents of Mercer Island and at least 65 years of age. The term for the open position expires on May 31, 2014.

The Youth and Family Services Advisory Board was established in 1973 as an advisory board to the Mercer Island City Council on matters having to do with policy, programs, budget, public relations and fundraising for Youth and Family Services. The board meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Members should be able to commit approximately three hours of time per month to Advisory Board functions. The board is seeking current ninth-grade students to be appointed to two positions that expire on May 31, 2014.

Additional information is online at An application may be requested by calling (206) 275-7795.


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