Kari Lerum selected to join Seattle LGBTQ Commission

Kari Lerum

IAS faculty member Kari Lerum was recently selected by the Seattle LGBTQ Commission to serve as one of its commissioners. Lerum will be formally inducted at a confirmation hearing held by the Seattle City Council in early January. She will serve a two-year unpaid term.  The Seattle LGBTQ Commission advises the Mayor, Council and departments about issues of concern affecting the LGBTQ community, recommend policies and legislation, brings the LGBTQ communities and the larger Seattle community together through long-ranged projects, and ensures that City departments fairly and equitably address issues affecting and involving Seattle’s LGBTQ communities as individuals and as a protected class afforded accessibility and inclusion to the services of the City of Seattle.