Mayor Murray Seeks Members for Pioneer Square Preservation Board

Pioneer Square PergolaMayor Edward Murray seeks four members to serve on the Pioneer Square Preservation Board. The 10-member Pioneer Square Preservation Board reviews façade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use, and street improvements and makes recommendations to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Director for all properties within the Pioneer Square Preservation District. The four positions available are for a historian or architectural historian, human services representative, district property owner, and architect.

Board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 9:00 a.m. for two to three hours. In addition, board members may be asked to serve on an additional committee, which also meet twice a month. In general, Board members must commit approximately 6 hours per month to Board business.

The board is composed of two district property owners, two architects and one of each of the following – retail business owner, attorney, historian/architectural historian, human services representative, a young adult appointed through the Get Engaged Boards and Commissions program (a position for adults ages 18-29), and a member-at-large. All appointments are made by the Mayor, subject to City Council confirmation.

Interested applicants must be Seattle residents, and Board members serve without compensation. Those interested in being considered should send a letter of interest and resume by Friday, August 7. Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible.

Please email your letter and resume to: genna.nashem@seattle.gov (reference the Pioneer Square Preservation Board in the subject line). To submit a paper copy, please address: Genna Nashem, Pioneer Square Preservation Board Coordinator, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA, 98124-4649. For more information, contact Genna Nashem at (206) 684-0227.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.