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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, etc. is highly desirable. Five of the seven members must be residents of Lynnwood.

Human Services Needs Assessment Survey

Human Services Spotlight Banner 

Please take our Human Services Needs Assessment Survey. The data collected will help the Human Services Commission to create a strategic plan that will provide a road map for the investment and allocation of city resources to help address the most pressing issues in our community.

All responses are anonymous and the survey should only take 15 minutes to complete. 


Esta encuesta también está disponible en Español.


Survey will close on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

Take the survey online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CPMNBCH

Download a copy of the survey: English Needs Assessment Survey Evaluación de Necesidades de Servicios Humanos.

Thank you in advance for your time!

Commission Members

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

Position # Member Term Expires 
 #1  VACANT  December 31, 2019
 #2  Justin Langager  December 31, 2019
 #3  Kathy Coffey  December 31, 2020
 #4  Sandi Farkas  December 31, 2020
 #5  Pam Hurst  December 31, 2020
 #6  Michelle Reitan  December 31, 2021
 #7  Mary Anne Dillon  December 31, 2021
 Council Liaison  Christine Frizzell  


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Staff Contact

If you would like more information on the Human Services Commission, please contact Lynn Sordel at lsordel@lynnwoodwa.gov or 425-670-5501.

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