Lots Of Openings Right Now On Everett Boards And Commissions

September 30, 2017

Everett Government


You really can have an impact on Everett by being on a committee.

Volunteers, not City of Everett employees actually shape a lot of what gets done in the city. That happens due to recommendations to city staff from members of all kinds of boards and commissions. This being an election year with lots of change on the horizon there are a large number of vacancies current needing to be filled. If you’d like to get involved here’s a great list of options for you from the City of Everett…

Do you have the desire to make a positive impact on your community? Do you have a special interest or passion for parks, housing issues, transportation, or diversity and inclusion?

These are just a few examples of what the City of Everett is seeking from volunteers to serve on City boards and commissions.

Terms are four or six years beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and current residents of Everett. Mayor Ray Stephanson will review the applications and make recommendations to the City Council for approval.

Interested volunteers can complete an application on the city’s website at everettwa.gov/boardsapply, or pick up an application at the Mayor’s Office at 2930 Wetmore Ave, Suite 10A. Completed applications should be returned to the Mayor’s Office or kgoepfert@everettwa.gov by 5 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2017. For questions, please call 425-257-7115.

Openings include:

  • Animal Shelter Advisory Board: This board provides input on all aspects of animal services including in-depth review and modification of ordinances. This board meets quarterly on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
  • Board of Appeals: The Board of Appeals was established for determining suitable alternate materials, and alternate types and methods of construction regarding codes when an appeal is filed regarding a decision or interpretation made by a building official. The board meets only when necessary.
  • Board of Parks Commissioners: This board advises the Mayor, City Council and Parks and Recreation Department on Parks & Recreation activities within the City of Everett. This board meets the second Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m.
  • Civil Service Commission: The charter established the Civil Service Commission to oversee the administration of specific charter provisions relating to city employment. The Civil Service Commission provides for the classification of most employees. This committee meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.
  • Committee for Housing and Community Development: This board promotes citizen participation for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Committee is responsible for creating Everett’s five-year Consolidated Plan and one-year Action Plan, which are required to receive funding from HUD. This committee meets five consecutive Wednesdays beginning in February.
  • Cultural Arts Commission: The Cultural Arts Commission oversees the one-percent-for-arts program, which integrates art into public buildings and the landscape of the city. They also make recommendations to City Council about the cultural arts grants to support Everett’s nonprofit arts organizations. This board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m.
  • Diversity Board: This board advises the Mayor and City Council on diversity issues and activities within the city. The board meets the third Monday of each month at 4 p.m.
  • Historical Commission: The Historical Commission advises the city on matters of history and historic preservation such as nominating properties to the Everett Register of Historic Places, reviewing State and National Register nominations, approving projects for “Special Valuation” tax benefits, providing design review in the Historic Overlay Zone, and sponsoring workshops and publishing books and brochures on Everett heritage. The commission meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
  • Library Board: The Everett Public Library is governed by the Board of Library Trustees. The Board consists of five members who are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. Board members serve for five-year terms, and each member serves as president during the fifth year of service. The board meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
  • Planning Commission: The planning commission makes recommendations to the City Council, Mayor and other city departments on the city’s broad planning, policies and long-range plans. The commission meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m.
  • Senior Center Advisory Board: This board gives input on various projects and assists in events to raise money for the Everett Senior Center. The board assesses the center’s changing needs. The board meets the third Tuesday of each month at 8 a.m.
  • Transportation Advisory Committee: This committee studies traffic issues and proposes solutions to transportation challenges. The board also advises on transit services, long-range transportation planning and traffic safety planning. The committee meets the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m.
  • Tree Committee: The committee’s primary responsibility is to review and make recommendations to the Parks Commission concerning the implementation of the Public Tree Policy. The committee meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit everettwa.gov/BoardsandCommissions.

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