City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor


SUBJECT:   Mayor McGinn seeks candidates for Burke-Gilman Place Public Development Authority
4/30/2013  1:30:00 PM
Kenny Pittman 206-684-8364
Becky Stanley 206-684-5225

Mayor McGinn seeks candidates for Burke-Gilman Place Public Development Authority

Mayor Mike McGinn is seeking applicants for the Burke-Gilman Place Public Development Authority.

The nine-member board manages the former Coast Guard property in northeast Seattle, near Children's Hospital. There are two at-large positions open to Seattle residents who have an interest in the Burke-Gilman Place.

At present, the property includes two Ronald McDonald House facilities, PROVAIL (formerly United Cerebral Palsy) housing, Burke-Gilman Apartments (subsidized and market-rate housing), The Children's Center (a child care center), and housing under the auspices of the Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program (CHHIP).

The Burke-Gilman PDA has been working primarily on maintenance issues since the final buildable parcel was completed. A primary concern is the aesthetic appearance of the Burke-Gilman PDA land and facilities, with special attention to landscaping, proposed alterations to facilities, and signage. The Burke-Gilman PDA has also taken an active role in monitoring developments in Burke-Gilman Park.

The board includes four positions that are drawn from the user facilities, and five positions are at-large. A quorum of five members is required for the Board to meet. All positions are mayoral appointments with confirmation by the City Council.

Board meetings are held monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The Board currently meets at the community room of the Burke-Gilman Apartments, 5100 40th Avenue, N.E., Seattle, WA.

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.

Please email your letter of interest and resume to:

(Please reference Burke-Gilman Place Public Development Authority)

To submit a paper copy, please address to:

Kenny Pittman, Office of Intergovernmental Relations, P.O. Box 94746, Seattle, WA 98124-4746.

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