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City Boards and 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.

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

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Apply to a Board or Commission
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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.

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

Member Training Materials
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Current Board and Commission members must complete a member orientation training upon their appointment. Resources below are for reference and are not a replacement for training attendance. Please contact BoardsandCommissions@seattle.gov for a current training schedule.

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

Kate Flack
Ethics Advice & Investigation
Phone: 206-684-8578

Open Public Meetings Act &Public Records Act Law Department

Gary Smith
Assistant City Attorney
Phone: 206-733-9318

Jeff Slayton
Assistant City Attorney
Phone: 206-233-2154

Race & Social Justice Initiative Office of Civil Rights

Casey Connelly
Training & Education Coordinator
Phone: 206-233-5199

Appointment Registry Reports
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The City Clerk maintains a registry of Council and Mayoral appointments to boards, commissions, advisory councils, public development authorities, review panels and other constituent committees, as required by Ordinance 124007. This registry also details City Department head and Office head positions, which are filled by appointment.

Appointment Registry (Complete List of Boards and Commissions)
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