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Design Review Board Vacancies

The City of Kirkland is seeking adult volunteer applicants to fill two seats with terms ending March 31, 2021 on the Design Review Board. These positions are currently filled by incumbents who do intend to apply for reappointment.  Council may also select an alternate appointee in case any additional vacancies were to occur within the immediate six months following the selection and appointment process. The appointments are made by the City Council. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and reside within the city limits.

General applicant qualifications for the Design Review Board (DRB) include individuals with professional expertise in the areas of design or building and construction; or Kirkland residents with ability to read and understand architectural plans and general knowledge of building and design.  The Board is composed of a majority of members who are professionals in the areas of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design/planning, or similar disciplines.  In addition, individuals who are residents and/or whose place of business is located within Kirkland will be preferred.

The role of the DRB is to review and make decisions upon proposed development projects for compliance with City of Kirkland design guidelines in several of Kirkland's business districts; and to evaluate existing design policies.  The DRB meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m.

For further information about the Design Review Board, contact Jeremy McMahan, Planning Supervisor, at (425) 587-3239 or jmcmahan@kirklandwa.gov. Applications may be obtained by calling (425) 587-3190 or at the application link below.

The City Council has adopted a Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics which all appointed Board and Commission members are asked to sign. 

Design Review Board applications must be submitted to the City Clerk, Kirkland City Hall, 123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA  98033, or kanderson@kirklandwa.gov prior to 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Interviews are scheduled for the evening of Friday, March 17, 2017 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Kirkland City Hall. If you are selected for an interview, you must be available on this evening; interview times to be determined.