Human Services Advisory Committee

Role

The City of Snoqualmie assigns a portion of its biennial budget to provide aid for residents in need. Human services are often provided directly by larger municipalities, however, the City of Snoqualmie contracts with community organizations to provide human services because the City does not employ staff with expertise in these areas.

The Human Services Advisory Committee works with staff to identify and prioritize funding needs in the community, administer the funding application process, recommend budget allocations to the City Council, and review accountability reports from human services organizations to ensure efficient use of City funds. The Human Services Advisory Committee is different from the City's other Commissions as it is a special advisory committee to the Mayor as opposed to being a Council Commission.

Applications for the 2023-2024 Biennium

The City of Snoqualmie Human Services Advisory Committee has opened the Human Services Funding Application for the 2023-2024 biennium. Fill out an application here. 

Applications are due on Friday, September 2, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 

After the application period closes, the Human Services Advisory Committee will score the applications and make a funding recommendation to the Snoqualmie City Council.

2021-2022 Human Services Budget

The City allocated $226,287 to Human Services organizations in 2021 and $238,827 in 2022. Together, this represents approximately 1.3% of the biennial budget.

Funding Priorities

  • Food to Eat and a Roof Overhead
  • Supporting and Preparing Youth for Success
  • A Safe Haven from Violence and Abuse
  • Physical and Mental Wellness; and Healthy Aging

The City has service agreements with the following organizations to provide Human Services in 2021-2022:

  • CarePoint Clinic
  • Eastside Baby Corner
  • Empower Youth Network 
  • Encompass
  • Friends of Youth
  • Helping Hands Ministry
  • LifeWire
  • Mamma’s Hands
  • Mt. Si Senior Center
  • Si View Community Foundation
  • Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank
  • Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services
  • The Trail Youth

Meetings

The Human Services Advisory Committee meets on an as-needed basis and the meetings are not available to the public. The Human Services Advisory Committee's funding recommendations and proposed biennial budget allocations are presented at regular Finance and Administration Committee meetings and City Council meetings.

Advisory Committee Members

  • Carol Peterson, Position 1, Term Expires 03/12/2024
  • Sara Weisel, Position 2, Term Expires 03/12/2024
  • Jennifer Bragg, Position 3, Term Expires 03/12/2024

City Council Liaison:  Councilmember James Mayhew

Staff Liaison: Carson Hornsby | Management Analyst | 425-888-1555 ext. 1110