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Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Artist Sought For Seattle Design Commission

3/21/2012  8:20:00 AM
James Bush, (206) 684-9288
Bryan Stevens  (206) 684-5045

Artist Sought For Seattle Design Commission

Mayor Mike McGinn is looking for an artist to serve on the Seattle Design Commission.

The artist would provide advice, as a member of the commission, on plans for new public projects such as fire stations, parks, and streetscapes, and on major projects that affect the whole city, such as the waterfront and light rail stations. The artist would also serve as the Design Commission’s liaison on the Public Art Advisory Committee.

The ten member commission includes architects, urban designers, environmental designers, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, an artist, a member‐at‐large, and one member from Get Engaged, the YMCA Young Civic Leaders Program.

Established in 1968, the Seattle Design Commission advises city officials on design and environmental aspects of capital improvement projects. Members also help select consultants for City projects. The Commission meets all day on the first and third Thursdays of each month. In addition, members serve on project subcommittees and represent the commission on other advisory boards. Members volunteer an average of 20 to 25 hours a month.

For more information on the Design Commission please visit:

To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume by April 9, 2012, to Mayor Mike McGinn c/o:

Valerie Kinast, Coordinator
Seattle Design Commission
Department of Planning and Development
City of Seattle
700 – Fifth Ave., Ste. 2000
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019

The McGinn Administration is committed to promoting diversity on the city’s boards and commissions. Women, people with disabilities, sexual minorities, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Valerie Kinast, Design Commission Coordinator, at 206-233-7911 or via e-mail at


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