Transportation and Mobility Commission Deadline Extended
September 5, 2023
The City of Vancouver is seeking volunteers to serve on its Transportation and Mobility Commission. Applications must be submitted on or before September 15 (previously August 31).
The volunteer Transportation and Mobility Commission is an 11-member commission that provides advice to Vancouver City Council, the City manager and City staff on a variety of transportation and mobility-related projects, programs and policies. It also provides ongoing feedback and guidance on development of Citywide transportation policy through the update of the City’s Transportation System Plan.
All commission members must live within Vancouver city limits, except up to two members who can live outside the city but within the Vancouver Urban Growth Area. The City is specifically seeking people who represent the following groups:
- Persons age 16-19
- Persons age 65 or older
- Persons who uses public transit as their primary mode of transportation
- Persons who bicycles as their primary mode of transportation
Qualified applicants will be interviewed by City councilmembers. Applicants who are not appointed through this process may be considered for future Transportation and Mobility Commission vacancies for up to one year from the date of their application submission.
This recruitment is for full-term appointments. All positions, with the exception of the person age 16-19, are for terms ending December 2026. The youth appointment is for a one-year term, expiring December 2024. Per Vancouver City Council policy, all incumbents who wish to reapply for their positions will be re-interviewed along with any qualifying applicants.
Commissioners include community members with a range of interests and lived and professional experiences, and includes members with different primary modes of transportation, e.g., bike, bus or car. The Transportation and Mobility Commission meets at 4 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month and meetings are currently held as a hybrid of in-person and remote participation.
To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. Printed applications, including in other languages and formats, can be requested by contacting the Boards and Commissions Coordinator in the City Manager’s Office by mail at P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, by email at email@example.com, or by calling 360-487-8600.
More information about the Transportation and Mobility Commission, including links to meeting agendas and minutes, is available online at www.cityofvancouver.us/tmc.