Mayor Harrell seeks new members for Pioneer Square Preservation Board

Mayor Bruce Harrell is seeking four volunteers 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 open positions include: 1) architect, 2) human services representative, 3) district retail owner, and 4) district property owner. Individuals who have an interest in historic preservation and/or familiarity with Pioneer Square are encouraged to apply.

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 program, and a member-at-large. All appointments are made by the Mayor and subject to City Council confirmation.

Board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 9:00 a.m. In addition, board members may be asked to serve on an additional committee that meets twice a month. In general, Board members must commit approximately six to twelve hours per month to Board business. All board and committee meetings are currently held virtually.

Interested applicants must be Seattle residents. Board members serve without compensation. Those interested in being considered should send a letter of interest and resume by Thursday, March 31.

Please email your letter and resume to: genna.nashem@seattle.gov

(reference the Pioneer Square Preservation Board in the subject line)

Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible. To submit a paper copy, send to:

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.