Current Recruitment Positions

Do you want to make your voice heard and create direction that Council relies on to better our city? Browse through some of our many open seats on various Boards and Commissions below. Get involved with your community and apply today!

Upon appointment, all Board and Commission members are asked to sign the City Council adopted Code of Conduct(PDF, 64KB) and Code of Ethics(PDF, 730KB).


Cultural Arts Commission
The role of the Cultural Arts Commission is to advise the City Council on public art acquisitions and loans, review and recommend projects under the City's "one percent for the arts" program, and, after consultation with the City Manager, promote strategic development for arts, culture and heritage in the community, including implementation of projects. 

There are four adult and one youth vacancy for this Commission.

To learn more about the CAC and how to apply
 Apply Here - Adult    |   Apply Here - Youth

 

Design Review Board
The role of the Design Review Board 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.

There are two vacancies for this Board.

To learn more about the DRB and how to apply 
Apply Here

 

Human Services Commission 
The role of the Human Services Commission is to advise the City Council on matters relating to the City's efforts to support a socially sustainable community through health and human services and programs; develops recommendations on funding priorities and policies; and reviews request and provides recommendations for grant funding of human services.

There are four adult and one youth vacancy for this Commission.

To learn more about the HSC and how to apply 
Apply Here - Adult   |   Apply Here - Youth 

 

Library Board 
The role of the Library Board is to serve as an advisory board to the Kirkland City Council and the Kirkland City Manager, and it also serves as a liaison to the King County Library District (KCLS) and its designated librarians regarding library service issues and community interests.

There are two adult and one youth vacancy for this Board.

To learn more about the Library Board and how to apply
Apply Here - Adult   |   Apply Here - Youth 

 

Park Board
The role of the Park Board is to advise the City Council on matters relating to parks, recreation, and community services.

There are three adult and one youth vacancy for this Board.

To learn more about the Park Board and how to apply
Apply Here - Adult   |   Apply Here - Youth

 

Planning Commission 
The role of the Planning Commission is to advise the City Council on matters relating from city planning documents, to specific texts of land use regulations. The Commission occasionally conducts hearings on certain development proposals and advises the Council on Whether those proposals are consistent with city policies. 

There are two vacancies for this Commission.

To learn more about the Planning Commission and how to apply
Apply Here

 

Salary Commission
The role of the Salary Commission is to set the salary of the members of the City Council. This Commission meets no less than once a year.

There is one vacancy on this Commission.

To learn more about the Salary Commission and how to apply  
Apply Here

 

Transportation Commission 
The role of the Transportation Commission is to advise the City Council regarding planning and development of those transportation issues referred to them by the City Council. The Commission also submits to the City Council, through the City Manager, recommendations for such other transportation issues of interests to the Commission, or associated with Council-directed items, as the Commission feels is advisable. 

There are two vacancies for this Commission.

Learn more about the Transportation Commission and how to apply
Apply Here

 

Tourism Development Committee
The role of the Tourism Development Committee is to advise the Council on allocating the lodging excise tax fund for tourism promotion. Organizations that collect lodging tax revenue are invited to propose representatives for appointment to the committee. 

There are two vacancies for this Committee.

Learn More About the TDC and how to apply
Apply Here