Want to serve your community and help shape local laws and policy? Do you have expertise to share?

The City of Burien is asking YOU to consider applying for one of the 24 open positions on a Burien advisory board, commission, or committee.

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

Members discuss, analyze, develop, and forward recommendations to the Burien City Council, who then uses these recommendations to develop legislation. They volunteer their time to help plan the future of their communities.

Learn more about the city’s advisory boards and commissions.

Here’s more info from the city:

Application Instructions
To apply for an open position, go to the advisory board and commission application. Applications are due February 26, 2021 at 5 p.m.

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. The Arts Commission reviews applications for Arts and Culture Grants and public art projects. Council reviews their recommendations and provides final approval.

There are seven openings.

Business and Economic Development Partnership
The Business and Economic Development Partnership (BEDP)’s role is to advise and make recommendations to the City Council regarding the economic development within Burien.

There are five openings.

Burien Airport Committee
The Burien Airport Committee provides guidance to the City Council on topics related to the airport. Topics include:

      • Positive and negative impacts of the airport to the city of Burien
      • Land use issues and interlocal agreements
      • Mitigation of airport impacts
      • Recommendations on ways to protect residents from negative impacts, and ways for residents and businesses to take advantage of positive airport impacts

There are five openings.

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 and programs that are funded by the City.

There is one opening.

Parks and Recreation Board
The Parks and Recreation Advisory 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 four openings.

Planning Commission
The purpose of the Planning Commission is to provide guidance and direction to the City Council on Burien’s future growth through review, analysis, and recommendations regarding the City’s Comprehensive Plan and related land use documents.  In the coming years, the Planning Commission will be considering major updates to the Comprehensive Plan, advising on community-based planning, and making recommendations on changes to Burien’s codes and regulations for our urban forest, diverse housing types, and development that supports vibrant neighborhoods throughout the city.

There is one opening.


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