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City Boards & Commissions Seeking New Members

Apply Now to Help Make a Difference in Lynnwood!
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 (meeting dates listed below). Advisory Body members typically serve 3-year terms, must live within Lynnwood's city limits or 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.

Do you live in Lynnwood? Use our interactive map to find out if you live within our city limits or in Lynnwood's unincorporated area: Do I Live In Lynnwood?

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. The Arts Commission accepts members from unincorporated Lynnwood. Visit the Arts Commission webpage.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 6:30pm at the Lynnwood Senior Center

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. This History & Heritage Board accepts members from unincorporated Lynnwood.

Visit the History and Heritage Board webpage.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 9, 2016, 4:00pm at the Wicker's Building in Heritage Park, 19921 Poplar Way.

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.

Meeting dates and times have not been established yet.

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. The Library Board accepts members from unincorporated Lynnwood. Visit the Library Board webpage.

Next Meeting: Thursday, January 14, 2016, 1:00pm at the Lynnwood Library


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. The Diversity Commission accepts members from unincorporated Lynnwood. Visit the Diversity Commission webpage.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 7:00pm at the Lynnwood City Hall

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. You must live within the Lynnwood City Limits to serve on the Planning Commission. Visit the Planning Commission webpage.

Next Meeting: Thursday, January 14, 2016, 7:00pm at the Lynnwood City Hall

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.