How to Become a Commissioner

The Seattle Women's Commission accepts applications throughout the year.  April - June is the time of the year for filling seats on the Seattle Women's Commission vacated by the Commissioners whose terms will end in June.  There may also be vacancies at other times during the year.  Terms are for 2 years.  All appointments are subject to confirmation by the Seattle City Council.

 The Seattle Women's Commission is a 20-member board that advises the Mayor and City Council on issues of concern to women.  The Commission recommends policies and legislation regarding these issues to City officials and departments.  The Commission encourages understanding between the women's community and the greater Seattle community.

Participation on the Seattle Women's Commission requires a minimum time commitment of 8 -10 hours per month, plus attendance at monthly meetings, held the third Monday evening of each month.   Commissioners carry out the Commission workplan, and analyze and provide written and verbal input to Mayor and City Council about policies and plans.  Commission member serve without compensation.

Interested applicants must work or reside within the City of Seattle. If you would like to be considered, please send a letter of interest and a current resume to:

Seattle Women's Commission
Nomination Committee
810 Third Avenue, Suite 750
Seattle, WA 98104-1627

The Seattle Women's Commission is committed to representing the diversity of the Seattle community.  Persons with disabilities, sexual minorities, and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please call the Seattle Office for Civil Rights at (206) 684-4500 or e-mail Loren Othon at