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Board and Commission Volunteers

VolunteerThe City of Lynnwood has several Boards, Commissions, and Committees. The Boards and Commissions were each created by City Ordinances to serve as advisory bodies to the city administration, the Mayor and the City Council. Most require that you must live within the Lynnwood City limits or in Lynnwood's Municipal Urban Growth Area, and they generally meet once per month. Committees are created on an as-needed basis, usually by Mayoral Directive or Council Resolution.

Application Process

If you are interested in serving on a City Board or Commission, you may submit an application at any time. All applications will be kept on file in the Mayor's Office and applicants will be contacted when there is an opening. The process to become appointed is as follows: 

  1. Applicants that meet qualifications will be interviewed by the Board or Commission Staff Liaison and/or the Department Director, and then referred to the Mayor's Office.
  2. Applicants must attend at least one meeting of the Board or Commission for which they have applied.
  3. Applicants will be interviewed by the Mayor's Office, and then referred on to the City Council.
  4. Applicants will then be interviewed by the City Council during a Regular Work Session, and appointed to the Board or Commission at a subsequent Regular Business Meeting.
  5. Applicants must complete a Board and Commission Member Training Module prior to his/her first meeting with the Board or Commission. Click here for Board and Commission Member Training Module Information.

More Information 

If you are interested in any of the following Board or Commissions, please fill out a Board & Commission Application and return it to Leah Jensen, Executive Office: Drop off at the Lynnwood City Hall, mail to PO Box 5008, Lynnwood WA 98046, or email ljensen@lynnwoodwa.gov.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission
    • The commission is an advisory body to the mayor and city council by providing advice and recommendations on: achieving Lynnwood's Community Vision of being a welcoming city and a cohesive community that respects all; recommending effective strategies for public engagement; recommending ways to address inequities and lack of access; and facilitating the building of relationships with underserved and underrepresented communities and serving as trusted messengers to the community at large. 
      The Commission consists of seven members who are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. Members serve three year terms and must live within Lynnwood city limits. Visit the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission webpage.

  • Parks & Recreation Board
    • The Lynnwood Parks & Recreation Board serves as an advisory body to the City of Lynnwood. The Board’s duties include advising and making recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, staff and other Boards and Commissions in regard to parks, open space and recreation services and programs.
      The Board consists of seven members who are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. Members serve three year terms and must live within Lynnwood city limits. Visit the Parks Board webpage.

  • Planning Commission
    • The Planning Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council. The Lynnwood Planning Commission's seven citizen volunteers are involved in a variety of long-range planning activities for the Lynnwood community. They review and make recommendations on growth and land use issues, changes to development regulations, zoning, special sub area plans, amendments to the City's 20-year Comprehensive Plan and other matters, as directed by the City Council.
      Planning Commission members serve four-year terms and must live within Lynnwood city limits. Visit the Planning Commission webpage.

  • Tourism Advisory Committee
    • The Tourism / Lodging Tax Advisory Committee advises and gives recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding tourism programs and expenditures. They review and propose needed or desired changes to the Lynnwood strategic tourism plan which is intended to promote economic activity resulting from tourist.
      Committee members serve one year terms and are recruited from specific fields of expertise (example: restaurant owner) Visit the Tourism Advisory Committee webpage.