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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.

All meetings are open to the public and are subject to change. If you would like to be on the Council's Interested Parties Mailing List to receive an email prior to each meeting with the documents related to that meeting, or have any other questions, please email Jake Ketchum at

All committees are open to the public and you can attend in person or by phone. If you would like to be on the Interested Parties Mailing List for any or all committees, and receive an email prior to each meeting with the documents that will be used in that meeting, please email Jake Ketchum at

  • Priority Setting and Resource Allocation Committee
    This committee prioritizes care services, allocates Ryan White Part A funds to them, and makes funding adjustments throughout the year. The committee’s meeting schedule varies due to variable workload, but often meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Seattle. If you would like the schedule for the current calendar year, please contact Council staff at the email above.

  • Services and Needs Assessment Committee (SNAC)
    This committee sets service standards and service units for funded services. It typically meets on the 4th Monday of the month from 9:30am to 11:30am at the Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Seattle.

  • Membership Committee
    This committee handles all things related to identifying Council membership needs, recruiting, and vetting candidates. It typically meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Seattle.

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.

Seattle TGA-HIV Planning CouncilJoining the Seattle TGA HIV Planning Council

The Council is an all-volunteer body made up of a wide variety of service providers, people living with HIV (PLWH), funders and many others. The Council is responsible for determining the service needs of people living with HIV (PLWH) in King, Snohomish and Island Counties, prioritizing services to meet those needs, and allocating Ryan White Part A dollars to address those needs.

Currently, the Council is seeking the following:

  • People living with HIV who live in King, Snohomish or Island Counties, and are currently receiving HIV services.
  • A mental health provider or researcher
  • A medical provider (MD, ARNP, PA or RN) who sees PLWH patients

To apply, please fill out the application.

Contact us

Contact: Jake Ketchum, Project/Program Manager, 206-263-8259 or 206-263-2000
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