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A variety of standing and ad hoc committees develop work products for the Council. Their meetings are open to the public. For more information about these groups, please call 206-263-2030.

Executive/Membership Committee

Comprised of Council members, this committee creates membership recruitment goals, reviews Council applications, interviews candidates, brings candidates to the Council for approval, sets Council meeting agendas, provides advocacy and determines the disposition of issues on which the bylaws are silent. This committee usually meets on the fourth Monday of the month, at 4:15pm at the Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Seattle.

Consumer Caucus

The Consumer Caucus provides a forum for people living with HIV to learn more and discuss issues relevant to their experience as consumers of services in King, Snohomish and Island Counties. The group outreaches to other consumer groups, provides training, and takes policy positions. The Caucus primarily meets the Wednesday before the Council meeting, at 4:15 pm at the Chinook Building, but sometimes coincides it's meeting times and locations with specific community groups.

Priority Setting and Resource Allocation Committee

Comprised of Council members, this committee prioritizes care services and allocates Ryan White Part A funds to those services. The committee currently meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30, locations vary.

Services and Needs Assessment Committee (SNAC)

Comprised of Council members and others in the community, this committee assesses the need for services in the Transitional Grant Area, and develops service models. The committee usually meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm, locations vary.


The Seattle HIV/AIDS Planning Council was created by the King County Executive on August 11th, 1992. The Council was formed in response to the requirement of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resource Emergency (CARE) Act, Title I.

The Planning Council today

The Planning Council prioritizes and allocates Ryan White Part A funding for services in King, Island and Snohomish counties.

Council composition

There are specific membership slots defined by the Ryan White legislation, including the requirement that 33% of members be unaligned people living with HIV who are consumers of services.

Planning Council duties

For Ryan White Part A care services funding, the Planning Council’s duties are to:

  • Assess King, Snohomish and Island County’s HIV/AIDS service needs
  • Establish priorities for the allocation of funds
  • Allocate funds to service categories
  • Develop a comprehensive care plan
  • Establish operations to make planning tasks function smoothly
  • Assess the efficiency of Public Health in rapidly allocating funds to areas of greatest need
  • Confirm that the services procured by Public Health fulfill the allocation plan created by the Council

The Council also allocates percentages of a community funding pool to services for each of the priority populations.

Planning Council meetings

The regular meeting time of the HIV/AIDS Planning Council is on the second Monday of each month from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Meetings are typically held at the 2100 Building, 2100 – 24th Avenue South. As meeting dates and locations are subject to change, interested persons should call 206-263-2030 to get information on upcoming meetings.

Contact us

Jesse Chipps
Planning Council Administrator
Leah Holland
Planning Council
Admin. Specialist
Seattle TGA-HIV Planning Council