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Making A Difference Foundation Receives Grant From The Florence B. Kilworth Foundation

he Making A Difference Foundation (MADF) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $3,000 from The Florence B. Kilworth Foundation for its Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank.

Applicants Sought For The Community’s Police Advisory Committee

The Tacoma City Council is currently seeking applicants to fill four positions on the Community’s Police Advisory Committee (CPAC) consisting of one youth position, one At-Large position, and one position each for residents of Council District Nos. 1 and 5.

Applicants Sought For Citizen Commission On Elected Salaries

The City of Tacoma is looking for applicants with a background working in human resources management to fill a position on the Citizen Commission on Elected Salaries.

Lend A Handprint To The Black Lives Matter Mural In Tollefson Plaza

Artists creating the colorful new mural at Tollefson Plaza invite community members to participate in the project, adding their handprints in paint to designated sections of the mural on Saturday, August 6. Originally scheduled for July 30, the event was rescheduled due to the extreme heat in the region last week.

King County Elections To Open Six Vote Centers For The Primary Election

This Saturday, July 30, King County Elections will open six Vote Centers to provide in-person assistance to voters across the county. Voters who need to register to vote, get a replacement ballot, or use an assistive device are encouraged to visit Vote Centers on Saturday or Monday to avoid lines on Election Day, August 2.

Nominations Now Open To Honor Employers Who Hire Workers With Disabilities

To spotlight the important role disability plays in workforce diversity, the Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues & Employment is accepting nominations for the 30th Annual Governor’s Employer Awards.

The Seattle Public Library To Temporarily Reduce Hours Starting Tuesday, July 5

In response to ongoing staffing shortages related to COVID-19, The Seattle Public Library will temporarily reduce open hours through the summer.

Applicants Sought For The City Of Tacoma Transportation Commission

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill three positions on the Transportation Commission: At-Large, District No. 2, and District No. 3. All members must be Tacoma residents.

Tiny Tots Development Center Celebrates Opening Of New Childcare Facility in Othello

Last week, Tiny Tots Development Center celebrated the completion of their new development center facility in Othello with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The facility, which was supported by a $1.5 million award through HSD’s Child Care Bonus Program and $900,000 in capital funding from the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL), creates 80 new childcare slots including:

Burien City Council Selects Five Finalists for City Manager

During an executive session on Mon., June 6, the Burien City Council discussed the qualifications of 12 candidates for the City of Burien city manager position. They selected six candidates and two alternates during their regular meeting. Five candidates confirmed interest in proceeding. The candidates, listed below, represent a wide range of experiences and backgrounds:

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