City of Seattle seeks community members to serve on the Community Involvement Commission

Application deadline extended to June 30, 2021

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is currently recruiting to fill 11 vacancies on the Community Involvement Commission (CIC). The Community Involvement Commission advises the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and other City departments on coordinated, Citywide outreach and engagement activities. The commission is dedicated to holding the City accountable for increasing participation and engagement – especially among underrepresented and underserved communities. 

The Commission is composed of 16 members – seven appointed by City Council and seven appointed by the Mayor, with one position filled by a young adult through the Get Engaged program. The final two commissioners are selected by the CIC members.  

Commission members will each serve a two year term, except for the Get Engaged position, which will serve a one-year term. Commission members shall not serve more than two full consecutive terms. Commissioners serve in a volunteer capacity and dedicate approximately three to six hours per month to their roles. 

Those interested in being considered should complete the online application by Wednesday, June 30 at 5 p.m. If you cannot submit the application online, contact Laura Jenkins at (206) 437-3735 and an application will be mailed to you.  

To learn more about the Community Involvement Commission, visit our website.  


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.