Apply to serve city as a board member or commissioner

January 12, 2010

By Staff

Help shape the way Issaquah develops, advise officials about growth and even increase public art throughout the city.City leaders seek members for 12 city boards and commissions. Not all applicants must be Issaquah residents. Officials need regular and alternate members. Alternate members serve in the absence of regular members.

Pick up application forms at the City Clerk’s Office on the second floor at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way. Find the form online at the city Web site, www.ci.issaquah.wa.us. Follow the link labeled “Volunteer for the City: Board and Commission Openings.”

Call 837-3000 to learn more about the appointment process.

Applicants must submit signed and completed applications and city forms by 5 p.m. Jan. 22.

City staffers will contact applicants and schedule interviews next month. Mayor Ava Frisinger will review the applications in March.

She will then make the board and commission appointments, and the City Council will confirm the appointees. The council is scheduled to confirm the next round of appointees in April. Board and commission terms begin in May.

City board openings

Arts Commission — Commissioners work to increase awareness and enjoyment of performing and visual arts. Openings: two regular, one alternate

Cable TV Commission — Commissioners regulate and oversee the operation of the cable television system in Issaquah. Openings: one regular, one alternate

Cemetery Board — The board advises the city administration about management of the city-owned cemetery. Openings: one regular, one alternate

Civil Service Commission — Commissioners administer a Civil Service System for some Issaquah Police Department employees. Openings: one regular

Development Commission — Commissioners review site-development and sign permits for large projects. Openings: one regular, two alternates

Human Services Commission — Commissioners advise the city administration about human services planning and funding. Openings: two regular, one alternate

Library Board — The board serves as a liaison between the city and the King County Library System. Openings: two regular, one alternate

Park Board — The board guides municipal parks and recreation planning, maintenance and programs. Openings: three regular, one alternate

Planning Policy Commission — Commissioners shape long-term land-use plans and review key growth documents. Openings: two regular, one alternate

River & Streams Board — The board works to protect, preserve and enhance water quality in city creeks and waterways. Openings: two regular, one alternate

Sister Cities Commission — Commissioners foster relationships with sister cities Chefchaouen, Morocco, and Sunndal, Norway. Openings: two regular, one alternate

Urban Village Development Commission — Commissioners oversee large-scale projects in the Issaquah Highlands and Talus urban villages. Openings: three regular, one alternate

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