The City is looking for new Seattle Design Commission members to fill two upcoming vacancies – one for a registered architect and the other for a civil engineer, preferably one with experience in surface water management. 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 hours a month and 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.
The date to be considered has been extended from December 13, 2013 to January 15, 2014. Please send a letter of interest and resume to:
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
For more information on the Seattle Design Commission please visit: www.seattle.gov/dpd/Planning/Design_Commission