Mayor Mike McGinn's Office

Design Commission Members

(Posted 6/1/11)

Applicants sought for the Seattle Design Commission

SEATTLE – Mayor Mike McGinn is looking for a new Seattle Design Commission member to fill the At-Large position.  The term will start as soon as possible and extend through February 2013, with the possibility of renewing for another two year term.

The ten member commission includes architects, urban designers, environmental designers, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, an artist, a member-at-large, and one member from Get Engaged, the YMCA Young Civic Leaders Program.

Established in 1968, the Seattle Design Commission advises city officials on design and environmental aspects of capital improvement projects. Members also help select consultants for City projects. The Commission meets all day on the first and third Thursdays of each month. In addition, members serve on project subcommittees and represent the commission on other advisory boards. Members volunteer an average of 20 to 25 hours a month.

For more information on the Design Commission please visit:


In keeping with the City’s “Paper Cuts” program, electronic submissions are preferred. On-line applications are available at:


The position is open until filled. To be considered, please complete an on-line application  and send a resume to Mayor Mike McGinn c/o:


To send a paper submittal, address it to: Valerie Kinast, Seattle Design Commissions, Department of Planning and Development, PO Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019.