Human Services Funding Advisory Task Force

Established by

Bainbridge Island Municipal Code Chapter 2.41

Information on Role of Councilmember Liaisons.

For more information please visit the City Funded Human Services Page.


The human services funding advisory task force (task force), working in collaboration with the city, shall develop funding recommendations for consideration by city council. The task force’s recommendation should meet any requirements or guidance provided from the city council to the task force including, but not limited to: the total amount of available funds, identified goals and priorities for funding, eligibility requirements, specific parameters such as maximum or minimum award levels, and any other identified guidelines for funding.

Membership, Appointment, Term & Compensation

  • The task force shall meet as needed to complete its review of qualified proposals and to develop a complete funding recommendation for consideration by the city council. Meetings of the task force shall be open to the public and held in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act (Chapter 42.30 RCW).
  • At least one city councilmember shall serve as the liaison to the task force and shall also serve as the nonvoting chair of the task force.
  • Minutes of each meeting, including a record of attendance, shall be prepared by the chair, or their designee, and approved by the task force and signed by the chair at a subsequent meeting. The minutes do not need to reflect the actual discussion, but only the formal actions taken by the task force. The approved meeting minutes shall be posted on the city’s website.
  • The city shall provide city email accounts to voting members of the task force and related training on the use of email accounts, including personal computer privacy expectations, while serving on the task force.
  • A majority of the members then serving on the task force shall constitute a quorum.