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

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is currently recruiting to fill seven vacancies on the Community Involvement Commission (CIC). Current vacancies include positions representing City Council Districts 1, 2, 3, and 7, as well as three at-large positions.  

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 communities that have been historically marginalized and underserved. 

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 Sunday, July 10 at 5 p.m.   Within the application page, it is necessary to click the dropdown and select Community Involvement Commission under “Which Boards would you like to apply for?”. 

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.  

The YMCA’s application for the Get Engaged position, open to young adults 18-29 years old, will open up later this summer. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods will share the link for this application when it is available. 

The Community Involvement Commission is one of five commissions managed by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.