Kirkland Residents Invited to Apply to Advisory Boards by May 4, 2021

Published on April 16, 2021

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Joy Johnston
Interim Communications Program Manager

KIRKLAND, Wash. – For anyone who has wanted to have a voice in important decisions that affect Kirkland and work with others to make a positive difference in the community, the City of Kirkland strongly encourages applying for a city advisory board by May 4, 2021.  There are opportunities to fill vacancies on several of its advisory boards and commissions which are responsible for formulating new ideas, gathering information, hearing and receiving public comments, analyzing complex issues, and making recommendations for specific projects and policies.

“Serving on a board or commission can be a fascinating and rewarding experience,” said Kirkland Mayor Penny Sweet. “Diverse voices are needed and valued to advise the City Council on significant topics for the community including parks, tourism, transportation, planning, and design review. It’s a way to have a direct impact on important decisions, contribute meaningfully to our community, and help shape Kirkland’s future.”

Interested Kirkland residents, or those meeting the eligibility requirements, are invited to apply by submitting an application to the City Clerk by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Eligibility requirements differ for each board or commission. Visit the Current Recruitment Positions page or call the City Clerk’s Office at 425-587-3190 to learn more about each board and find the community service application. Members of the advisory boards are appointed by the City Council. Virtual interviews will be held on the evenings of May 24 and 25, 2021.

Vacancies are available on the following boards and commissions:

*Per state statute, the Tourism Development Committee has two positions available to candidates representing organizations required to collect lodging tax in the City of Kirkland

Youth-specific vacancies are available on the following board and commissions:

Most boards/commissions hold monthly evening meetings. For more information, visit


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