Boards & Commissions

The City Council and Mayor appoint individuals to serve on over 70 boards and commissions. Members influence decisions affecting the city by providing advice and feedback on matters including human services, land use, bicycles, civil rights, and other issues facing the city of Seattle.

Seattle Arts Commission, Group Photo

If you have questions, contact or call the Office of the City Clerk at (206) 684-8344.

All are welcome to submit an application for consideration to a board or commission.

Find a list of vacancies in the appointment registry reports below.

Some position descriptions are also provided in the Available Position Descriptions section on this page.

Once you find a position your are interested in, please submit your application. You may also reach out to the board's contact person listed in the Appointment registry below to let them know that you applied.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

Not all vacancies are listed here. Find a list of all vacancies in the appointment registry reports below.

  • International Special Review District Board - Application due by May 17, 2024 | Send a letter of interest and resume and reference the International Special Review District in the subject line
  • Seattle Center Advisory Commission - Application due by May 17, 2024 | Job Description

Congratulations on your City of Seattle Boards and Commissions appointment! All board and commission members are required to complete the Member Orientation Training Series upon appointment. Please follow the link below to begin the online training. If you have trouble accessing the link, please email or contact the Office of the City Clerk at (206) 684-8344.

Thank you for completing the online training and for your service to the City of Seattle!

Boards and Commissions Member Orientation Training Series

Contact Subject Matter Experts

Do you have questions? Contact the experts.

City Record Retention Program / Email Management Legislative Department, Office of the City Clerk

Jennifer Winkler
City Records Manager
Phone: 206-684-8154

Andrea Bettger
Records Management Analyst
Phone: 206-615-1609

Steven Anderson
Records Management Analyst
Phone: 206-615-1080

Ethics Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission

Wayne Barnett
Executive Director
Phone: 206-684-8577

Marc Mayo
Ethics Advice & Training
Phone: 206-684-0595

Open Public Meetings Act &Public Records Act Law Department

Ariel Schneier
Assistant City Attorney
Phone: 206-233-2154

Race & Social Justice Initiative Office of Civil Rights

Iman Ibrahim
Training & Education Coordinator
Phone: 206-684-8500