Home  /  Inside City Hall  /  Boards & Commissions  /  Senior Advisory Commission

Senior Advisory Commission



Mission Statement

Our Mission is to help improve and enrich the health and wellbeing for senior citizens quality of life. Make safe and affordable recommendations for seniors to age in their home. Create partnerships for affordable and reliable transportation. Educate and communicate programs and services available to seniors. Partner with the community for affordable rent, activities and memberships.


The Senior Advisory Commission advises the City Council on policies, community engagement, and delivery of senior citizen programs and to provide outreach to the community. The commission shall identify issues related to senior citizens in the community by working with the residents, service providers, the mayor's office, and city staff.


The membership of the Senior Advisory Commission are appointed by the City Council and consists of up to nine members and three alternate members. 

Committee Members 

  • Catherine North
  • Cheryl Volheim
  • Debbie Harvey, Chair
  • Dora "Pal" Leonard, Alternate
  • Frank Field
  • Hope Elder
  • Kevin King
  • Lana Bostic, Vice Chair
  • Kenneth Pratt
  • Sue Ellebrecht


  • 3rd Wednesday, every odd month (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept., Nov)
  • 2PM
  • Meeting Location:
    City Hall
    2nd Floor, Hylebos Conference Room
    33325 8th Ave South
    Federal Way, WA  98003

  • Current and past meeting packets and agendas

For information about local senior activity programs click on the links below:




Covid Vaccine Locations - WA State Health Dept. Find Your Phase WA 

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Expense Assistance - COVID-19 Funeral Assistance | FEMA.gov



Aug 2020-July 2001-Senior Resource Guide for the Greater Federal Way

Retirement Connections Puget Sound Resources

Senior Citizens/Disabled Property Tax Exemption
King County Property Tax for more information please click https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/assessor/TaxRelief.aspx

City of Federal Way Utility Tax Rebate
(Jan 01, 2021-April 30,2021) https://www.cityoffederalway.com/node/1505

2020 Biggest List Senior Discounts:
*deals vary by location.




Senior Advisory Commissioner at the State of the City at the Peforming Arts & Event Center  2/27/2020

Senior Advisory Commission with the Mayor and City Council 09/03/2019




Jeri-Lynn Clark
Executive Assistant to the Council
Ph: 253.835.2401


33325 8th Ave. S.
Federal Way, WA  98003

Fax: 253.835.2409

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Quick Links