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.
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Contact Deb Estrada, City Clerk at 206-275-7793 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to have an application mailed to you
Design Commission Vacancies
The Mercer Island City Council is seeking applicants to fill two un-expired terms on the Design Commission effective August 2018 and September 2018.
The Design Commission is an advisory board to the City Council with regulatory power on matters related to design in the City's Town Center, commercial, office, and multi-family residential areas. Specially, its mission is to promote quality community design and enhance construction and maintenance practices that will create an aesthetically attractive, easily accessible and economically healthy environment throughout Mercer Island. The Design Commission meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers.
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Applications are due by Friday, August 10, 2018.
Questions? Call Deb Estrada, City Clerk at 206-275-7793.
You can click on the following links for more specific information about a board or commission.