This Spring we worked with Seattle Councilmember Nick Licata to form a Participatory Budgeting Committee and develop a proposal for PB in Seattle. These advocacy efforts inspired Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to approve a citywide youth PB process to begin this fall. PB will fund at least $500,000 in city improvement projects developed by and for youth and will be run out of the Department of Neighborhoods.
The City is currently hiring for a temporary Project Coordinator to oversee the first year of the process! The position will run from November 2015 through June 2016, and will be instrumental in ensuring the pilot stays on track and on time – coordinating and planning multiple public meetings, working closely with community groups and City departments, facilitating the overall process and providing other strategic and communications support for the pilot.
Please click here for more information on how to apply, and send out to your networks if you know someone who would be a great fit.