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Planning Commission Vacancies

The City of Kirkland is seeking adult volunteer applicants to apply for seats with terms ending on March 31, 2021 on the Planning Commission. One of these positions is currently filled by an incumbent who does 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 of Kirkland.

The Planning Commission meets regularly at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The Commission advises the City Council on matters relating to the Kirkland Comprehensive Plan and land use regulations. It occasionally conducts hearings on certain development proposals and advises the Council on whether those proposals are consistent with the city policies. Planning Commissioners may also need to attend additional evening meetings or community workshops and events as needed and be willing to commit the time to participate on task forces and citizen advisory committees.

For further information about the Planning Commission, contact Planning and Building Director Eric Shields, (425) 587-3226 or eshields@kirklandwa.gov. Applications may be obtained by calling (425) 587-3190, on the City’s website at Current Recruitment Positions or at the application link below.

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

Planning Commission 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.