The City is looking for new Seattle Design Commission members to fill two upcoming vacancies – one for a registered architect and the other for an experienced surface water management design professional, preferably a civil engineer. Both positions will start their terms in March 2014.
Design Commission members are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council for renewable, two‐year terms. The 10‐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 during the 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 projects reviewed by the commission. Applicants must reside in the city of Seattle. Commission members receive an hourly rate as compensation for their service.
To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume by December 13, 2013, to:
Mayor Mike McGinn c/o:
Michael Jenkins, Director – Seattle Design Commission
Department of Planning and Development
City of Seattle
700 Fifth Ave., Ste. 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124‐4019