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Upcoming vacancy on Board of Park Commissioners

The Council is looking for applicants to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Board of Park Commissioners, a seven-member volunteer advisory board that consults with and makes recommendations to the Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Mayor and the Seattle City Council on matters relating to the planning, development and use of Seattle’s parks and recreation facilities. 

To be considered, please submit a letter of interest, résumé and contact information for three references to by November 30th.

For more information about the Board, please contact Sandy Brooks, the Board’s strategic administrator, at 206-684-5066, or via e-mail at

The fine print:

Three Board members are appointed by Seattle’s mayor, three by the Seattle City Council, and the seventh by the Board of Park Commissioners. The current vacant position is a Seattle City Council appointee. Members serve three-year, renewable terms.

The Board convenes at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, and typically holds approximately twelve public hearings each year. The Board operates under the city’s ethics guidelines for boards and commissions and abides by the Washington Public Disclosure Act.

Board members spend an average of 30-40 hours per month on Seattle Parks and Recreation business. In addition to the regular meetings, members attend committee meetings, park dedications and celebrations, and other community gatherings. Board members receive a number of briefing papers, listen to and read an extensive amount of public testimony, and receive a large volume of general information from Seattle Parks and Recreation and other city agencies.

Candidates should have a strong interest in parks and recreation opportunities for people of all ages and capabilities. Candidates should have regular access to a computer and e-mail, as most information is sent electronically. 

 The Seattle City Council is committed to promoting diversity on the Board, and encourages women, young people, senior citizens, people with disabilities, sexual minorities, and people of color to apply.

For more information, read the press release about this vacancy.

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