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<br /> Human Services Advisory Committee
<br /> Meeting Minutes
<br /> Renton City Hall
<br /> Council Conference Room, 7t" Floor
<br /> September 16, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
<br /> CALL TO ORDER: Chair Shannon Matson called the meeting to order. A quorum was present.
<br /> ATTENDANCE: Shannon Matson, Chair; Linda Smith,Vice-Chair; Leslie Anderson; Chad Buechler; Dorothy
<br /> Capers, Amy Koehl, Brool< Dodd. Excused: Elyn Blandon; Ryan Mclrvin. Unexcused: Len Aron
<br /> City of Renton Staff: Karen Bergsvik; Dianne Utecht; Katie McClincy;Jennifer Jorgenson.
<br /> 1. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
<br /> Shannon asked for a motion to approve the May 20, 2014, minutes as presented. Linda moved for
<br /> approval; Leslie seconded. Motion carried.
<br /> 2. FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS
<br /> Karen reviewed the proposal for funding small agencies, and the criteria that was developed. It is to
<br /> help small organizations providing essential services to develop the capacity to service more Renton
<br /> residents. Small organizations are defined as less than FTE, $200,000 annual expenditure budget or less
<br /> in 2014, and easily accessible to Renton Residents. Essential are those services in the areas of housing,
<br /> youth, and food,where no other organizations based in Greater Renton are offering the same of similar
<br /> services that the City of Renton Human Services is funding, or the program is meeting a unique unmet
<br /> need. This proposal was reviewed with Mayor Law,Jay Covington, and Terry Higashiyama. They were
<br /> supportive of it, and it is included in the budget at this time. It is for$4,000 per program or$24,000 per
<br /> year; $48,000 for the two year budget.
<br /> The purpose of the funding was discussed—whether it is to help agencies deliver an essential service—
<br /> or develop the capacity to be competitive in the funding process. It is both. The proposal of requiring
<br /> the six agencies to have an organizational assessment done and to submit an action plan was supported
<br /> by the members. Members also discussed the idea of being mentors to the programs.
<br /> Shannon called for a vote. Leslie moved to accept the funding recommendations as presented. Chad
<br /> seconded the motion; unanimous approval from all members.
<br /> 3. COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT and HUMAN SERVICES STRATEGIC PLAN
<br /> Karen encouraged members to read the plan. It explains the 13 needs, which came from reviewing
<br /> demographic data, doing focus groups, and interviewing stakeholders throughout the community.
<br /> Karen offered ways that the committee members can be more involved in the plans. One of the things
<br /> that the plan really highlighted was the high needs in the Sunset Area. The City is applying for a Choice
<br /> Neighborhood Grant. The Renton Housing Authority is partnering with King County Housing Authority.
<br /> The three components of the application are people, housing, and services. Neighborhood House is the
<br /> lead for the people section. Members can learn more about this grant effort and the planning behind
<br /> it.
<br /> Members will be reviewing the draft Housing and Human Services Policies of the Comprehensive Plan.