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What are the Regional Councils?
Regional Councils are community advisory, advocacy, and ambassador groups, each comprised of approximately eight to 12 members.
- Each council is based in a Northwest Kidney Centers service area.
- Councils are composed of interested citizens, physicians from Northwest Kidney Centers medical staff and the community, a Board of Trustees member, and at least one patient from each Northwest Kidney Centers outpatient facility in the council’s region.
- Councils generally meet three to four times a year for lunch meetings from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Members take part in the activities of the council in several ways (see links above).
- A commitment of approximately 20 to 25 hours a year of meeting and activity time is asked, though a number of members invest more time.
- Regional Councils are accountable to Northwest Kidney Centers Board of Trustees through their respective chairpersons and regularly report their activity to our Board. The Regional Council Chair serves as a member of our External Affairs Committee.
What is the Regional Councils’ mission?
The purpose of each Regional Council is to support Northwest Kidney Centers' goals to:
- Raise awareness of the organization
- Build public knowledge of kidney disease and its prevention
- Promote community support
Specifically, the Regional Councils work to develop:
- Two-way communication between Northwest Kidney Centers and each community we serve
- Support and advocacy of kidney-related issues and activities at the local community level
How to contact the Regional Councils
Northwest Kidney Centers
Seattle, WA 98122