Chapter 2.56


2.56.010    Establishment of board.

2.56.020    Purpose.

2.56.030    Responsibilities.

2.56.040    Composition of the board.

2.56.050    Terms of appointment.

2.56.060    Repealed.

2.56.070    Repealed.

2.56.080    Repealed.

2.56.010 Establishment of board.

There is hereby established a cultural communities board, which shall serve in an advisory capacity to the mayor and city council of the city of Kent, subject to the general provisions applicable to boards and commissions as provided for under Chapter 2.50 KCC, except as those provisions are modified by the following provisions specific to the cultural communities board.

(Ord. No. 4406, § 7, 7-6-21; Ord. No. 4184, § 2, 12-8-15)

2.56.020 Purpose.

The cultural communities board will provide input to the mayor and city council on policy and process that seek to promote and facilitate civic engagement, integration, and access to city services by all cultural communities within the city of Kent.

(Ord. No. 4406, § 7, 7-6-21; Ord. No. 4184, § 2, 12-8-15)

2.56.030 Responsibilities.

The board shall have the following responsibilities:

A. To advise on issues and serve as a resource relating to the social and civic participation of Kent’s multicultural communities to promote civic involvement.

B. To advise on policies for effective integration of new residents from Kent’s multicultural communities.

C. To advise on strategies for culturally responsive communication, services, and outreach to Kent’s diverse communities.

D. To advise on strategies for promoting inclusiveness of Kent’s multicultural communities within all aspects of city government and the community.

E. To serve as a liaison among community members, residents, businesses, and city government on issues that affect the city and its quality of life, including identifying needs, suggesting resources, and connecting cultural and ethnic communities to existing city resources.

(Ord. No. 4406, § 7, 7-6-21; Ord. No. 4184, § 2, 12-8-15)

2.56.040 Composition of the board.

The board will consist of up to 18 members, two of whom will be youth representatives, to the extent reasonably practicable. Membership shall be Kent residents who are representative of the cultural and ethnic diversity of the Kent community.

(Ord. No. 4406, § 7, 7-6-21; Ord. No. 4184, § 2, 12-8-15)

2.56.050 Terms of appointment.

All members appointed to the board shall serve two-year terms. Members may only serve up to three consecutive two-year terms, for a total consecutive period of service of six years. A member who is ineligible to serve for having served six consecutive years may again serve:

A. After two years have elapsed from the expiration of their last term; or

B. After no other qualified applicant applied for the available position and the mayor requests the member continue serving on the appointive commission.

The board chair shall be appointed annually by the board’s members.

(Ord. No. 4406, § 7, 7-6-21; Ord. No. 4184, § 2, 12-8-15)

2.56.060 Staffing.

Repealed by Ord. No. 4406.

(Ord. No. 4184, § 2, 12-8-15)

2.56.070 Meetings.

Repealed by Ord. No. 4406.

(Ord. No. 4184, § 2, 12-8-15)

2.56.080 Attendance and vacancies.

Repealed by No. Ord. 4406.

(Ord. No. 4184, § 2, 12-8-15)