The King County Immigrant & Refugee Commission is recruiting!

Shared from the Executive’s “King County Immigrant and Refugee Commission” page

On Feb. 27, 2018 King County Executive Dow Constantine and members of the County Council signed legislation creating an Immigrant and Refugee Commission, a permanent body committed to integrating, strengthening and valuing immigrant and refugee communities and upholding the county’s commitment as a welcoming community.

The Commission will meet monthly beginning in fall of 2018, and will work to achieve fair and equitable access to county services for immigrant and refugee communities, improve opportunities for civic engagement, set annual goals, and participate in important dialogue on County policies and practices that impact the community.

Visit the Executive’s task force site for information on the commission’s mission, the scope of duties and annual plan, and more.

To apply, follow the below steps and submit by Monday May 14.

  1. Please download the application and submit along with the supplemental materials below.
  2. Candidates seeking appointment must submit ten endorsement signatures from persons who are immigrants or refugees. These individuals must not be related to you. Click here to download the Endorsement template. Please use one endorsement form per endorsement.
  3. Candidates seeking appointment must submit three letters of recommendation: two letters from members of an immigrant and/or refugee community, and one letter of recommendation from a nonprofit organization serving immigrant and refugee communities to support your candidacy. Note that if you are applying for one of the five organizational seats, your letter from the leadership of the organization can count towards one of the 3 letters of recommendation.
  4. If you are applying for one of the 5 organizational positions you must submit a letter with your application from the leadership of the organization appointing you.

For questions contact Bookda Gheisar at bgheisar@kingcounty.gov or Carmela Ennis at IRC@kingcounty.gov.