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 re-appointments do not automatically occur.
The City Council is seeking a diverse range of citizens to volunteer to serve on several advisory boards. Appointments to boards & 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 & commissions with positions available are:
For more information on each of these boards & commissions, click on the titles above.
Click here to fill out an application. The application deadline is Friday, May 6, 2016.
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.
You can click on the following links for more specific information about a board or commission.