From the City of Burien:

Want to serve your community and help shape local laws and policy?

Do you have expertise to share?

Consider applying for one of the 20 open citizen advisory board positions!

Citizen advisory boards are an essential way for local governments to engage citizens in the democratic process.

Advisory boards study issues important to the community, take in public testimony, perform independent research, and review staff reports and recommendations.

The advisory boards then are able to discuss, analyze, formulate, and forward well-developed, thoughtful recommendations to the City Council.

Visit the Meeting Center to apply for all open positions.

Arts Commission
The Arts Commission’s role is to advise and make recommendations to the City Council regarding the improvement and furtherance of artistic activities within the city.

There are five openings on the Arts Commission. 

Business & Economic Development Partnership
The Burien Business and Economic Development Partnership (BEDP) is a citizen advisory board formed to provide guidance to the City Council on topics related to economic development in the City of Burien.

There are eight openings on the BEDP.

Human Services Commission
The Human Services Commission is an advisory body to the City Council responsible for providing advice and recommendations related to human services issues. Duties and responsibilities of the Human Services Commission include:

  • Identify and assess the human services needs in the city.
  • Recommend priorities and approaches to address human services needs within the city.
  • Review human services funding requests submitted to the City and make funding allocation recommendations.
  • Review performance of human services agencies/programs that are funded by the City.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the City Council.

There are three openings on the Human Services Commission.

Parks & Recreation Board
The Parks and Recreation Board’s role is to advise and make recommendations to the City Council regarding recreational programming and the acquisition, promotion, improvement, maintenance, and use of City parks.

There are three openings on the Parks & Recreation Board.

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