Boards & Commissions
The Mercer Island City Council encourages citizen participation in municipal government and welcomes your interest in serving on a city board or commission.
Most appointments to boards and commissions are made by the Mayor and affirmed by the City Council. Generally, terms run June 1 through May 31, for a four-year period.
In anticipation of expiring terms, the City conducts an annual recruitment, which begins in March, to fill upcoming open positions. However, applications are accepted year-round as other public involvement opportunities occur, such as the creation of an ad hoc committee or a vacancy on an existing board.
Please know that the Mayor and Council give a great deal of thought to the make up of each board and they seek to have a diversified and balanced group. The Mayor works with the Council board liaison to interview and recommend new appointees. Current board members who are interested in seeking reappointment should send a letter of interest or submit an application to the City Clerk's Office. Please know that reappointments do not automatically occur.
City Council Seeking Citizens to Serve on Boards and Commissions
Are you looking to get involved in the Mercer Island community? The City Council is seeking a diverse range of citizens to volunteer to serve on several advisory boards.
Appointments to boards and commissions are made by the Mayor and affirmed by the City Council. Generally, terms run June 1 through May 31, for a four-year period. Upon appointment, board members can expect to spend approximately ten hours a month serving on the board, although the level of commitment may vary.
The boards and commissions with positions available are:
For more information on each of these boards or commissions, click on the titles above.
Click here to fill out an application.
Contact Deputy City Clerk Karin Roberts at 206-275-7795 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to have an application mailed to you.
The application deadline is Friday, May 8, 2015.
You can click on the following links for more specific information about a board or commission.