Mayor Greg Nickels is looking for new members to serve on the Seattle Design Commission filling either of the following positions:
WA Licensed Architect
WA Licensed Engineer
These positions will begin in the fall of 2006. A requirement of this administration is that interested applicants must reside within the city of Seattle.
"Superior urban design is essential for maintaining the livability of our great city," said Mayor Nickels. "I urge experienced designers to consider this important work."
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 ten members: two licensed architects, one professional fine artist, one member-at-large, one Get Engaged member (YMCA Young Civic Leaders Program); and at least one of each of the following positions: urban planner, licensed engineer, licensed 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 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.
About the Seattle Design Commission
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 consultant selection panels convened by various departments for City projects.
Commission meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month during daytime hours. In addition, members also serve on project subcommittees and as Design Commission representatives on various advisory boards, spending an average of 20-25 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.