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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 four City Council-appointed positions for Council Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, one at-large position, and one commission-selected position. 

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 each serve a two-year term, except for the Get Engaged position, which serves 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 Monday, June 3 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.