Human Services Commission

Family and kids playing at North Lynnwood Park


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. 
Position # Member Term Expires
Position #1 Vanessa Villavicencio     12/31/2022
Position #2 Kris Hildebrandt 12/31/2022
Position #3 Christopher Collier 12/31/2023
Position #4 Christine Thomas  12/31/2023
Position #5 Pam Hurst 12/31/2023
Position #6 Michelle Reitan 12/31/2021
Position #7 Mary Anne Dillon 12/31/2021
Council Liaison    Ruth Ross 12/31/2021

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 live within Lynnwood City Limits. Members must be registered voters.



In July 2019 the Human Services Commission conducted a Human Services Needs Assessment. We received over 170 community responses to this survey and we are now in the process of analyzing the data and developing recommendations to present to the Mayor and City Council. Thank you to everyone that took the time to fill out the survey - your thoughts and opinions are valuable to us in creating a Human Services action plan!