Apply to the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission

Applications are accepted on a continual basis and press releases are sent out before each series of interviews, which occur when there are vacancies.

Appointments are for three years and not compensated. Commissioners will have knowledge in the areas specific to the position for which they are applying and a willingness to devote approximately 10 hours a month to UFC meetings and other Commission duties.

For more information, please contact Patti Bakker, Urban Forestry Commission Coordinator, at (206) 684-3194 or via email at

Applicants must reside within the City of Seattle. UFC meetings take place the first and second Wednesday of each month from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower. During COVID-19, meetings are held virtually. The details can be found in the Meeting Documents section of this website.

To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume to Patti Bakker ( To send a paper submittal, address it to: Sandra Pinto Urrutia, Urban Forestry Commission Coordinator, Urban Forestry Commission, Office of Sustainability and Environment, City of Seattle, 700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1868. PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA 98124-4729.

If you have questions about the application process or UFC, please contact Patti Bakker in the Office of Sustainability and Environment at (206) 684-3194, or e-mail at

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