Seattle - Mayor Mike McGinn is looking for qualified candidates to fill 12 upcoming openings on the City of Seattle’s Design Review Boards. The volunteer positions will be available April 4, 2014 when retiring board members’ terms expire.
Ideal candidates are professionals in the design and development fields, who have proven skills and established careers. We are also seeking community and business leaders with an interest in shaping new development in their neighborhoods, and a passion for keeping Seattle a great place to live, work and play.
Applications will be accepted for the following 12 board positions:
Northeast Design Review Board
Northwest Design Review Board
West Design Review Board
Southwest Design Review Board
Southeast Design Review Board
East Design Review Board
Downtown Design Review Board
To be considered for appointment, please send an application, cover letter and resume by December 10, 2013to Lisa Rutzick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may download an application at http://www.seattle.gov/DPD/aboutus/whoweare/designreview/boards/default.htm
Email applications are preferred, as electronic documents facilitate file sharing among the selection committee. If emailing is not an option, applicants can send their applications via U.S. mail to:
Applications will be accepted for positions other than those listed above and kept on file for consideration for future openings.
Applicants should have:
Board members must live in the city. Following appointment, the local residential representatives must act as an ambassador to at least one community group or association (e.g. community council) that operates within the board district. Similarly, following appointment the local business representatives must act as an ambassador to at least one business group or association (e.g. chamber of commerce) that operates within the board district. Acting as an ambassador is often facilitated if the board member lives or works within the district he or she is serving, but residency in a district is not a requirement to serve as a local business representative.
Board members should expect to work 12-15 hours a month attending and preparing for board meetings, which are held twice a month in the evenings. Board members are expected to attend at least 90 percent of the meetings.
The Design Review Program was established in 1994 to provide an alternative to prescriptive zoning requirements and foster new development that better responds to the character of its surroundings. Boards evaluate the design of development projects based on citywide and neighborhood-specific design guidelines. The boards review mixed-use developments, multifamily housing, and commercial projects above a certain size threshold. For more information on the Design Review Board and the city’s Design Review Program, visit: www.seattle.gov/designreview.
For other information, please contact Lisa Rutzick, Design Review Program Manager, at 206-386-9049 or via e-mail at email@example.com.