Multiple Seats Open For Boards And Commissions In Everett For 2022

November 5, 2021

Everett Government

Every fall the word goes out as terms expire for those serving on various boards and commissions in Everett, Washington. New volunteers are needed and it’s a great way to learn more about the inner-workings of the City and lend your expertise to those who live and work here. Here’s more on the vacancies and how to apply.

There is a wide variety to choose from with terms ranging from two to six years.

The City of Everett invites community members to make a positive impact on the city by serving on a volunteer board or commission. The City has multiple openings on many boards and commissions spanning a diverse range of city functions and services.

“This is a great opportunity to get involved and have a voice in the work that is being done in our community,” said Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin. “I look forward to including a diversity of perspectives on our boards and commissions to ensure our plans and priorities best reflect those of our residents and overall benefit quality of life in our city.”

Terms are two to six years and volunteers must be current residents of Everett. Most boards and commissions meet once a month. Franklin 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 Paper applications can be requested by contacting Nichole Webber at or 425-257-7119. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2021.

Openings include:

  • Board of Parks Commission: advises on park planning, project development, community engagement, community stewardship and volunteerism. Members serve six-year terms.
  • Citizens Advisory Board: promotes community participation and guides funding recommendations for federal, state and municipal dollars allocated to community organizations, as well as oversees Everett’s five-year Consolidated Plan and one-year Annual Action Plan. Members serve six-year terms.
  • Civil Service Commission: oversees the administration of specific charter provisions relating to city employment, such as providing the classification of many city employees. Members serve two- to six-year terms.
  • Diversity Advisory Board: advises the mayor on diversity, equity and inclusion issues and activities within the city. Members serve two- to four-year terms.
  • Everett Housing Authority Board: governs the Everett Housing Authority and is responsible for setting policies for the Authority and appointing the executive director.
  • Historical Commission: advises the City on matters of historic preservation, including nominating properties to the Everett Register of Historic Places, reviewing state and national register nominations, and approving projects for “special valuation” tax benefits. Members serve six-year terms.
  • Library Board: governs the Everett Public Library. Board members serve for five-year terms and each member serves as president during the fifth year of service.
  • Lodging Tax Advisory Board: reviews proposed changes to the lodging tax rate, tax exemptions, and use of the tax for tourism promotion, the acquisition and operation of tourism-related facilities, and other uses authorized by state law. Members serve four-year terms.
  • Transportation Advisory Committee: advises the City on transit services, long-range transportation planning and traffic safety planning. Members serve six-year terms.

For more information or to apply, visit For questions, please contact Nichole Webber at 425-257-7119 or


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