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City Boards & Commissions Seeking New Members

Now Accepting Applications for Lynnwood's Advisory Boards

Have you considered becoming a citizen volunteer? The City of Lynnwood has several Boards and Commissions that serve as advisory bodies to the city, the Mayor and the City Council. Currently, six of the City's boards (see the list below) have open positions. No experience is necessary, just a strong desire to make a difference in your community!
Interested individuals will need to complete an application form and attend an upcoming Board or Commission meeting. Advisory Body members typically serve 3-year terms, must live in the City of Lynnwood (or in some cases Lynnwood's unincorporated area), and be a registered voter. For more information on the application process or to fill out an application form, visit our Boards & Commissions webpage.

Arts Commission

The Lynnwood Arts Commission supports the arts to enrich the quality of life in Lynnwood. This Commission plays an active role in advocating for the cultural arts including visual and performing arts, and arts education through partnerships with businesses, schools, community organizations and individuals. The commission develops and maintains the public art collection and also advises City leadership on arts issues and works on marketing and fund-raising for programs. Visit the Arts Commission webpage.

History & Heritage Board

The History & Heritage Board plays a pivotal role in preserving Lynnwood’s historical and cultural resources. They undertake research and fact-finding and make recommendations for City Council action to recognize and preserve historic sites, structures, artifacts, trees and landscapes. The board also serves as the primary forum for citizen participation in recognizing and preserving the history of the community.
Visit the History and Heritage Board webpage.

Human Services Commission

This is a brand new Commission to the City of Lynnwood. The Human Services Commission is an advisory commission of the City of Lynnwood that focuses on meeting the needs of Lynnwood's lower income residents, the homeless, seniors, veterans, victims of abuse, youth and other needs the Commission finds to be underserved. Visit the Human Services Commission webpage.

Library Board

The Library Board serves in an advisory capacity, focusing specifically on facility issues of the Lynnwood Library building. Members have drafted policies on the use of the library meeting room, public display space, and bulletin boards, advising both the library staff and Mayor and City Council on these issues. Visit the Library Board webpage.

Neighborhoods & Demographic Diversity Commission

The commission is an advisory body that monitors the demographic trends of the city and identifies and recommends to the mayor and city council ways to encourage mutual understanding among citizens about the increasing demographic diversity of Lynnwood. Commissioners accomplish their mission by connecting and partnering with neighborhood, community, educational, business and social service groups and organizations, sponsoring city-wide, neighborhood and community events and through their support of programs designed to engage citizens and community leaders in a holistic approach to diversity issues. Visit the Diversity Commission 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 Commissioners serve for 4-year terms. Visit the Planning Commission webpage.

For questions or more information on these opportunities, please contact Julie Moore, Manager of Communications & Public Affairs at jmoore@lynnwoodwa.gov or 425-670-5023.