Mayor Bruce Harrell is recruiting to fill three upcoming vacancies on the Seattle Design Commission – a Licensed Architect, a Landscape Architect, and a Transportation Planner. All positions will start their two-year terms in March 2023.
Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Commissioners are eligible for a second two-year term following completion of their first two-year term. The 10‐member commission is comprised of architecture and design professionals and includes one member from Get Engaged, the YMCA Young Civic Leaders Program.
Established in 1968, the Seattle Design Commission advises City officials on design excellence in City funded capital improvement projects, in the City right-of-way, or constructed with City funds. The Commission also advises the Mayor, City Council, and City departments on projects or policies that impact Seattle’s public realm. You can see the scope of our work at www.seattle.gov/designcommission.
Commission meetings are on the first and third Thursdays of each month and occur in the day. Commission meetings are in a hybrid format – in-person with a virtual link through WebEx. In addition, members may serve on commission subcommittees and represent the commission on other City boards or commissions. Commissioners work up to 15 hours a month. During the term as a commissioner, and six months following the end of the term, commissioners may not contract with the city on any capital improvement project reviewed by the commission. Commission members receive an hourly rate as compensation for their service.
To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume by November 29, 2022, to:
Mayor Bruce Harrell c/o:
Michael Jenkins, Executive Director
Seattle Design Commission
City of Seattle – Office of Planning and Community Development
600 – 4th Avenue, 5th Floor
PO Box 94788
Seattle, WA 98124‐7088