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3/15/2012  
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City of Seattle seeks candidates for Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board

Seattle, WA - The city of Seattle invites Seattle architects to apply for a position on the Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board. Applicants with a particular interest in the history of Ballard Avenue are encouraged to apply.

The seven-member Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board protects the historical and architectural values and significance of the district by regulating all proposed changes to the external appearance of buildings, structures, and public rights-of-way located within the district boundaries.

The board is composed of two district property owners, two district property owners/business persons, one district tenant/resident, one architect and one Ballard historian or person with a demonstrated interest in the Ballard community. Five board members are elected for a two-year term at annual elections in the district, and two are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The opening on the board is for the architect position.

Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Board members generally must commit two to four hours a month to Board business. Board members serve without compensation.

Interested applicants should send a resume and letter of interest by April 5 to:

Heather McAuliffe, Coordinator
Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city's boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please call Heather McAuliffe at (206) 684-0229.

The Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board is coordinated by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods provides programs and services that engage residents in civic participation, foster stronger communities, make government more accessible, and preserve and enhance the character of Seattle's neighborhoods. For more information, call 206-684-0464.

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