Mayor Durkan and the Pike Place Market Historical Commission seeks member for the Commission

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Pike Place Market Historical Commission are seeking a new member to serve on the Commission. The opening is for position 12, which is an at-large position whose representative is selected from four nominees submitted to the Mayor by the Commission.

The Pike Place Market Historical Commission is the quasi-governmental body established by Seattle residents when they voted to preserve the Market in 1971. It is comprised of 12 citizen volunteers who review applications for design and use changes throughout the nine-acre Pike Place Market Historical District.

The Pike Place Market Historical Commission consists of twelve members appointed by the Mayor with confirmation by the City Council. The Mayor selects two representatives each from the Friends of the Market, and Allied Arts of Seattle, and one from the Commission, based on a list of nominees submitted by each of those organizations. The Mayor also selects two architects; one owner of property with the Historical District; two merchants of the Market; and two residents of the Historical District to serve on the Commission.

Commission meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the PDA Conference Room, 85 Pike Street, Room 500. Only one meeting is scheduled during November and December.

If interested in being considered, please send a letter or email that describes why this work matters to you and your relative experience that would support the work/goals of the Commission (you may also include a resume, if available), by November 25, 2019 to:

Sarah.Sodt@seattle.gov
(reference Pike Place Market Historical Commission in the subject line)

Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible. To submit a paper copy, mail it to: Sarah Sodt, City Historic Preservation Officer, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649. For more information, please call Sarah Sodt at (206) 615-1786.

The Pike Place Market Historical Commission is coordinated by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program. The program is responsible for the designation and protection of more than 450 historic structures, sites, objects, and vessels, along with eight historic districts located throughout the city.


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.