Boards and Commissions

Annual Recruitment is Here! 
There are a number of openings for new and returning members on many of the City's boards, committees, and commissions! If you are looking for a way to get involved in the community and share your expertise, please consider applying for one of the city's many invaluable boards, committees and commissions. Applications are accepted from January 17 through March 31, 2017. To apply, please fill out an Online Application. More information on openings, timelines, and committee descriptions can be found below.

2017 Openings 

Each year, many of the City's boards, committees, and commissions are looking for new and returning members to join their groups. This year, the following groups have openings: 
Budget Committee 3
Civilian Review Board 3
Historic Review Board
Human Rights Commission 3
Planning Commission 2
Sustainability Commission 4
Toxics Board 3
Whilamut CPC 2*
Library Advisory Board 3
  1. Overview of Timeline
  2. Committee Descriptions
Tentative Timeline for 2017 Recruitment Process:

  • January 17 - March 31: Applications are accepted for current openings
  • April: Applications are organized by Staff and reviewed by City Council
  • Early May: Top applications are selected for interviews with City Council
  • Late May - Early June: Candidates are selected for appointment by City Council
  • Mid June: Candidates' appointments are approved at a City Council meeting 
  • July 1: New terms begin for new and returning members of the City's boards, committees, and commissions

Additional Information 

     Advisory Groups Manual                 
   COE Advisory Groups Manual