Human Services Commission

The Human Services Commission is an advisory body to the City Council responsible for providing advice and recommendations related to human services issues. Duties and responsibilities of the Human Services Commission include:

  • Identify and assess the human services needs in the city.
  • Recommend priorities and approaches to address human services needs within the city.
  • Review human services funding requests submitted to the City and make funding allocation recommendations.
  • Review performance of human services agencies and programs that are funded by the City.


When: 4:30–6 p.m., second Wednesdays of the month

Where: In response to the Governor's Safe Start - Washington Phased Reopening Plan, meetings will be held via Zoom. If you would like to attend an upcoming virtual meeting of the Human Services Commission, please follow this link at the time of the meeting

Agendas and Minutes



Position Number

Term Expires

Carol Sandoval

Position 1

March 31, 2023

Ana Hernandez Blackstad


Position 2

March 31, 2025

Fred Swanson


Position 3

March 31, 2023

Melodie Garcia


Position 4

March 31, 2025

Mark Manuel


Position 5

March 31, 2023

Michael Heinisch


Position 6

March 31, 2025

Brendon Scholtz, Chair

Position 7

March 31, 2023

Daniel Martin


March 31, 2024

More Information


Contact [email protected] for questions or information.

Updated May 2, 2022.