Community Connectors Program

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The Burien Community Connectors program works with trusted leaders from Burien’s diverse communities to connect more people to civic planning processes. The program is based on the trusted advocate model which honors the ability and knowledge of leaders from a wide spectrum of cultural, ethnic, and racial identities and experiences, including many immigrant and refugee communities, as experts on what their community needs to thrive. The program brings resources, information, and decision-making opportunities to underrepresented communities.

Community Connectors are compensated and work with City staff to advise on engagement plans and program development, conduct outreach and engagement, create events, interact with ethnic media and other community media outlets, provide interpretation, and translate materials as needed.

The first phase of the program focuses on recruiting connectors who are fluent in Spanish, Vietnamese, or Amharic. Applicants must live, work, or worship in Burien, or else demonstrate an equally strong connection to the city to apply. See below for instructions.

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Updated June 13, 2022

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The City of Burien is seeking connectors who are fluent in Spanish, Vietnamese, or Amharic. Apply today!

 Application (English)

 Application (Español)

 Application (Tiếng Việt)

 Application (አማርኛ)

Project Contact


Melodie Garcia

BDS Planning

 [email protected]

Emily Inlow-Hood

Communications Officer (City of Burien)

 [email protected]