Boards & Commissions We Serve

ARTS COMMISSION

Serves in an advisory capacity to the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture Affairs to promote and encourage public programs that further the development, public awareness, and interest in the fine and performing arts in Seattle. The Commission accomplishes this through the purchase of artworks and art services, by providing technical assistance and information related to the arts, and advising the City in the development of cultural policy. (16 members)

Meets: Second Tuesday of each month, 4PM-5PM @ Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 1756


BICYCLE ADVISORY BOARD

Advises the Mayor, the City Council, and all departments and offices of the City on matters related to bicycling, and contribute to all aspects of the City’s planning processes insofar as they relate to bicycling. (12 members)

Meets: First Wednesday of each month, 6PM-8PM @ City Hall, Room L280


COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD (CTAB)

Advises the Mayor and the City Council on issues pertaining to telecommunications, including cable television access, electronic communication and regulatory issues regarding wire and wireless communication systems. CTAB works with the community on technology access issues and civic engagement. (11 memebers)

Meets: Second Tuesday of each month, 6PM-8PM @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Avenue, 27th Floor Board Room


DESIGN COMMISSION

Provides professional design advice to the Mayor, City Council, and all city departments on capital improvements. The Design Commission reviews projects funded in any part with City money and/or on City land and makes recommendations as the projects develop. (10 members)

Meets: First and Third Thursdays of each month, 9AM-5PM @ City Hall, Boards and Commissions Room


DESIGN REVIEW BOARDS

Assists in evaluation of projects subject to Design Review based upon neighborhood and Citywide specific design guidelines. (35 members – divided into 7 boards)

Meets: Twice a month, during the evening, on a regular schedule: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 2nd and 4th Mondays, etc.


HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

Provides equal opportunities for minorities, aging, and persons with disabilities through the enforcement of City ordinances pertaining to equal opportunity and affirmative action. (16 members)

Meets: First Thursday of each month, 6PM-8PM @ City Hall, Room L280


IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMISSION

Advises the Mayor, City Council and city departments and offices on ways to enhance and improve access to city services and resources for immigrants and refugees, as well as strengthening opportunities for immigrants and refugees to participate in the civic life of the city. (15 members)

Meets: First Tuesday of every month from 6PM-8PM @ City Hall, Norman B. Rice Room, 7th Floor


LANDMARKS PRESERVATION BOARD

Identifies potential landmarks, makes decisions on landmark designations, and makes recommendations to the City Council on landmark controls for adoption into designating ordinances. Landmark designation is recognized and used not only to preserve cultural resources, but to positively influence future development of the neighborhood. (11 members)

Meets: First and Third Wednesdays, 3:30PM-5:30PM @ Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 4060


LGBT COMMISSION

Advises the Mayor, Council, and departments about sexual minority issues, recommends policies and legislation, brings the sexual minority communities and the larger Seattle community together through long-ranged projects, and ensures that City departments fairly and equitably address sexual minority concerns as individuals and as a protected class. (16 members)

Meets: Third Thursday of each month, 6:30PM-8:30PM @ City Hall, Room L280


BOARD OF PARKS COMMISSIONERS

Makes recommendations to City Council, the Mayor, and the Superintendent regarding the Parks and Recreation Department’s policies for the planning, development and use of the City’s park and recreation facilities. (9 members)

Meets: Second and Fourth Thursday of each month, 6:30PM-9PM @ Seattle Parks and Recreation administration building, Ken Bounds Board Room


PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY BOARD

Advises the Mayor, the City Council, and all departments on all matters related to pedestrian safety, access, and encouragement. (12 members)

Meets: Second Wednesday of each month, 6PM-8PM @ City Hall, Room L280


COMMISSION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Provides information and recommends policies to the Mayor, Seattle City Council, and all city departments on issues of importance to people with disabilities, and help to foster understanding between people with disabilities and City government. Newly established Commission in 2010. (16 members)

Meets: Third Thursday of each month, 4PM-6PM @ City Hall, Room L280


PIONEER SQUARE ADVISORY BOARD

Preserves, protects and enhances the historic and architectural character of Pioneer Square. Reviews applications for changes in use and design in the District and makes recommendations to the Mayor, the City Council, and any public or private agencies concerning land use in the District. (10 members)

Meets: First and Third Wednesdays of each month, 9AM-11AM @ City Hall, Room L280


PLANNING COMMISSION

Advises the Mayor, City Council and City departments on broad planning goals, policies and plans for the physical development of the City. (16 members)

Meets: Second and Fourth Thursdays of each month, 3:30PM-5PM @ City Hall, Room L280


SEATTLE CENTER ADVISORY COMMISSION

Advises Center staff, Mayor, and City Council on policy matters that affect Seattle Center. Also provides the staff, Mayor, and City Council with assessment of operations, performances, plans, and policies. (16 members)

Meets: First Thursday of each month, 12PM-1:30PM @ Seattle Center – Armory Loft Conference Center, Loft 2, 3rd Floor Armory


TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD

A brand new City Board in 2015, and new to the Get Engaged program. The Transit Advisory Board provides recommendations and oversight on the spending of approximately $45 million which will be raised for transit service in Seattle as a result of the approval of Proposition 1. The Board will also advise the Mayor, Council, and City departments on all other matters related to transit within Seattle, such as implementation of the Seattle Transit Master Plan and operation of the City’s streetcar system. (12 members)

Meets: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6PM-8PM @ City Hall, Room L280


URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION

New to the Get Engaged program, with a seat in 2015, the Urban Forestry Commission lays out goals and a broad range of actions to be implemented over time to preserve, maintain, and plant trees as well as restore the public forested areas remaining in the city. (10 members)

Meets: First and Second Wednesday of the month, from 3PM-5PM @ Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 2750, Floor 27


WOMEN’S COMMISSION

Serves in a direct advisory capacity to the Mayor, City Council and other City departments with respect to matters concerning women. (21 members)

Meets: Third Monday of each month, 5:30PM-7:30PM @ City Hall, Boards and Commissions Room

 

 

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