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Kirkland News Room

Extended deadline: Kirkland Residents Invited to Apply to City Advisory Boards by February 21, 2019

Media Contact:
Kellie Stickney
Communications Program Manager
(425) 979-6562

Kirkland, Washington – Kirkland residents are encouraged to apply to serve their community on a variety of boards and commissions that advise the City Council. 

Adult and youth vacancies are currently available on a number of Kirkland advisory boards and commissions. Potential applicants should check the eligibility requirements for the board or commission that they’re interested in serving on.  Some incumbents on these boards and commissions have served one term and may apply for re-appointment as noted in the descriptions.  Completed applications must be received by the City Clerk prior to 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2019.  To learn more about each board and to obtain the community service application, go to Current Recruitment Positions page, or call the City Clerk’s Office at 425-587-3190.

“Serving on a board or commission is a great way to be involved in shaping the future of our city,” said Mayor Penny Sweet. “I’d encourage all residents to consider applying to serve on a board or commission that advises the City Council on a topic that is of importance to you.”

Adult vacancies are available on the following boards and commissions:

• Cultural Arts Commission
• Design Review Board
• Salary Commission 
• Tourism Development Commission

Youth vacancies are available on the following boards and commissions:

• Cultural Arts Commission
• Human Services Commission
• Library Board
• Park Board

The members of the advisory boards listed above are appointed by the City Council.  The City Council will interview qualified applicants on Thursday, March 21, 2019, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Most boards/commissions hold monthly evening meetings. 

The Kirkland Senior Council is also recruiting for membership on a separate timeline.