Volunteers needed to fill Mercer Island city board vacancies

The Mercer Island City Council is seeking applicants to fill four vacancies on the Arts Council and three vacancies on the Senior Advisory Board, effective immediately.

• Arts Council: Advises the City Council on matters related to the arts and organizes art events through the year. Eleven members meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. One term expires on May 31, 2013, one expires on May 31, 2014, and the other two expire May 31, 2015.

• Senior Advisory Board: Advises the City of Mercer Island Department of Youth & Family Services and Parks & Recreation regarding programs and services affecting 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. Applicants must be legal residents of Mercer Island and at least 65 years of age. The terms for two of the open positions expire May 31, 2013, and May 31, 2015.

• Volunteer drivers needed to assist Islanders.

Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation provides rides for Island seniors. Using their own vehicles, volunteer drivers help older adults maintain their independence by taking them to/from necessary medical appointments and other errands.

For more information, call (206) 748-7588, email Hilary at, read the blog at, or visit

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