Mayor Mike McGinn is looking for a new Seattle Design Commission member to fill the licensed engineer position. A transportation engineer is preferred. The term will start on March 1, 2011 and extend through February 2013, with the possibility of renewing for another two year term.
Design Commission members are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council for renewable, two‐year terms. The ten member commission is made up of architects, artists, urban designers, environmental designers, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, members‐at‐large, and one member from Get Engaged, the YMCA Young Civic Leaders Program.
Established in 1968, the Seattle Design Commission advises city officials on the design and environmental effects of capital improvement projects. Members also help select consultants for City projects. The Commission meets all day on the first and third Thursdays of each month. In addition, members serve on project subcommittees and represent the commission on other advisory boards. Members work an average of 20 to 25 hours a month. Members cannot contract with the city on any capital improvement project reviewed by the commission.
For more information on the Design Commission please see: www.seattle.gov/dpd/Planning/Design_Commission
The position is open until filled. To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume to Mayor Mike McGinn c/o:
Valerie Kinast, Design Commission Coordinator
Seattle Design Commission
Department of Planning and Development
City of Seattle
700 Fifth Ave., Ste. 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124‐4019
The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the City’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.
For more information about this position and the commission, please contact
Design Commission Coordinator