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    Human Services Commission Members

    The Human Services Commission is an advisory commission of the city of Lynnwood. The Commission shall focus on meeting the needs of Lynnwood's lower income residents, the homeless, seniors, veterans, victims of abuse, youth and other needs the Commission finds to be underserved. The Commission shall have the power and responsibility to perform the following functions:

    • Provide advice and recommendations to the Mayor and City Council in regards to meeting the human services needs of the greater Lynnwood community;
    • Prepare and maintain the Lynnwood Human Services Plan for adoption by the City Council;
    • Prioritize community human services needs;
    • Evaluate proposals that would seek to use city resources to meet human services needs;
    • Evaluate program success in meeting service goals; and
    • Advocate for funding and other resources required to meet identified services needs.

    Members of the Commission shall be appointed to a three-year term. Members shall represent the general citizenry and have an interest in human services and a commitment to human services. Individuals with knowledge and understanding of human services, such as a background that provides experience in addressing the needs of youth, seniors, veterans, homeless, is highly desirable.

    Commission Members

    This Commission was created by the Lynnwood City Council in November of 2015.

    Position # Member Term Expires 
     #1  Julio Cortes  May 31, 2018
     #2  Peter Schmidt  May 31, 2018
     #3  Kathy Coffey  May 31, 2019
     #4  Sandi Farkas  May 31, 2019
     #5  Pam Hurst  May 31, 2019
     #6  Michelle Reitan  May 31, 2020
     #7  Mary Anne Dillon  May 31, 2020
     Council Liaison  Shirley Sutton  


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    Staff Contact

    If you would like more information on the Human Services Commission, please contact staff liaison Chanda Emery at cemery@lynnwoodwa.gov or 425-670-5411.

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