King County Metro needs new members to join the Mobility Equity Cabinet to ensure that voices of traditionally underrepresented perspectives are heard as we make our mobility system safer and more equitable.
We are seeking new members to serve on our Equity Cabinet for the 2022-2023 term.
The Equity Cabinet was established in 2019 to co-create a policy framework and update Metro’s policies to center equity and sustainability. In 2022-2023, the cabinet’s focus will include advising Metro to implement policies that center equity and sustainability in how Metro
1) invests in public transit and related infrastructure,
2) integrates new mobility choices, and
3) engages communities in decision-making.
You don’t need to live in King County to be part of the Equity Cabinet. We’re looking for members who are currently connected to King County via cultural activities, unpaid and paid working, spiritual practice, learning, receiving services, and/or as a displaced community retaining relationships. Members should represent the diversity of Metro ridership, through lived experiences and/or professional affiliations, including but not limited to the following:
- Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color,
- Youth and students,
- Low-income residents,
- Immigrants and refugees,
- Communities with diverse languages,
- Individuals impacted by the criminal legal system,
- Displaced and/or high-risk displacement neighborhoods,
- People experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity,
- People with disabilities,
- People with larger bodies,
- Aging adults and elders,
- LGBTQ+ community
Metro encourages young people to become part of the Equity Cabinet. This is to ensure that the cabinet represents the values and priorities of the next generation of community leaders and for potential mentorship opportunities with members of the group.
Meetings are currently held on the third Wednesday of each month, alternating between midday (noon-1:30 p.m.) and evenings (6-7:30 p.m.), but could be changed based on the new Cabinet’s availability and preferences. Meetings are currently held virtually but may return to in-person once it is safe to do so.
Cabinet members are compensated for their time at a rate of $75/hour. Reasonable accommodations needed to allow for a member’s full participation are provided such as interpretation, translation of materials, transportation, childcare, etc.
Application forms are due Friday, January 14, 2022 by 5:30 p.m. If you have any questions about applying for Metro’s Mobility Equity Cabinet or would like to request reasonable accommodations, please email Laura Nagel at Lnagel@kingcounty.gov.