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Citizens needed to serve on City Boards and Commissions
Several positions will be open June 1 on city boards and commissions.
Most appointments to boards and commissions are made by the Mayor and affirmed by the City Council. Generally, terms run June 1 through May 31, for a four-year period.
In anticipation of expiring terms, the City conducts an annual recruitment, which begins in March, to fill upcoming open positions. However, applications are accepted year-round as other public involvement opportunities occur, such as the creation of an ad hoc committee or a vacancy on an existing board.
The Mayor and City Council give a great deal of thought to the make up of each board and they seek to have a diversified and balanced group. The Mayor works with the Council board liaison to interview and recommend new appointees. Current board members who are interested in seeking reappointment should send a letter of interest or submit an application to the City Clerk’s Office. Reappointments do not automatically occur.
For more information on City Boards and Commissions, and instructions on how to apply, go to the City of Mercer Island website.