Mayor Greg Nickels is looking for new members to serve on
Design Commission. Positions open at this time include:
- a Washington State registered architect
- a Washington State registered landscape architect or landscape
- a member at large
- an urban planner
All four positions will begin in the fall of 2004. Candidates
with transportation planning expertise are strongly desired.
Design Commission members are appointed by the Mayor and
confirmed by the City Council to serve renewable, two-year
terms. The Commission currently consists of nine members:
two registered architects, one artist and one member-at-large;
and at least one of each of the following positions: urban
planner, licensed engineer, landscape architect, urban or
environmental designer. Applications for other categories
will be accepted and kept in a file for consideration as positions
become available in the future.
The Seattle Design Commission was established in 1968 to
act in a consulting, advisory capacity to City officials on
design and environmental aspects of Capital Improvement Projects.
The Commission reviews projects over several design phases.
Members also sit on the consultant selection panels convened
by various departments for City projects. Commission meetings
are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month during
In addition, members also serve on project subcommittees
and as Design Commission representatives on various advisory
boards, spending an average of 25-30 hours per month on Commission
business. City ordinance provides that no member of the Commission
is eligible to contract with the City in connection with any
Capital Improvement Project reviewed by the Commission. Preference
will be given to interested applicants who reside within the
City of Seattle.
The Nickels Administration is committed to promoting diversity
in the City's boards and commissions. Women, persons with
disabilities, sexual minorities, and persons of color are
encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
To be considered for appointment to the Seattle
Design Commission, please send a letter of
interest and resume by July 30, 2004 addressed
to Mayor Greg Nickels c/o:
Layne Cubell, Coordinator
Seattle Design Commission
Seattle Dept. of Planning and Development
700 Fifth Ave., Ste. 2000
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019
For more information, please contact:
Design Commission Coord.
(206) 233-7911 email@example.com