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1/6/2012  
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Mayor seeks candidates for International Special Review District Board

SEATTLE, WA - Mayor Mike McGinn invites residents to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District Board. The available position is one of two seats on the board that are filled by mayoral appointment.Individuals who have an architectural background and an interest in historic preservation and/or familiarity with the Chinatown/ International District are encouraged to apply.

The seven-member International Special Review District (ISRD) Board reviews fašade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use, and street improvements within the International Special Review District. The goals of the board are to maintain architectural character, cultural heritage, social diversity, and through the use of historic preservation, enhance the economic climate in the International Special Review District.

The ISRD Board is made up of five elected members and two members who are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by Seattle City Council. The five elected members consist of:

  • Two members who own property in the Chinatown/International District; or who own or are employed by businesses located in the Chinatown/International District.
  • Two members who are either residents (including tenants) or persons with a recognized and demonstrated interest in the welfare of the Chinatown/International District community.
  • One member at large.

Board meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. In addition, board members may be asked to serve on an additional committee as the Board deems appropriate. Applicants must reside within the city of Seattle and should send a letter of interest and resume by Monday, January 30, 2012. Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible.

Please email your letter and resume to: Rebecca.Frestedt@seattle.gov (reference International Special Review District Board in the subject line).
To submit a paper copy, address it to: Rebecca Frestedt, International Special Review District Board Coordinator, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649.

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