ARTS COMMISSION

The Seattle Arts Commission supports the City by advocating for arts policy, creating access for equitable participation in the arts, and fostering enriching arts engagement for all residents. As an advisory body grounded in a common pledge to fostering racial and social justice, they leverage their collective strength and breadth of knowledge to advocate for racial equity in arts policy, programming and funding. (16 members)

Meets: Second Tuesday of each month, 4-5:30 PM @ King Street Station 3rd Floor Panel Room (Currently meeting virtually until further notice.)


BICYCLE ADVISORY BOARD

Advises the Mayor, the City Council, and all departments and offices of the City on matters related to bicycling, and contribute to all aspects of the City’s planning processes insofar as they relate to bicycling. (12 members)

Meets: First Wednesday of each month, 6-8 PM @ City Hall, Room 37


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT COMMISSION 

The Community Involvement Commission advises the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and other City departments on coordinated, Citywide outreach and engagement activities. (16 members)

Meets: Third Mondays of the month from 6-8 PM at various locations & virtually (see website linked above for updated location information prior to each meeting)


COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD (CTAB)

Advises the Mayor and the City Council on issues pertaining to telecommunications, including cable television access, electronic communication and regulatory issues regarding wire and wireless communication systems. CTAB works with the community on technology access issues and civic engagement. (11 members)

Meets: Second Tuesday of each month, 6-8 PM @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Avenue, 27th Floor Board Room


DESIGN COMMISSION

Provides professional design advice to the Mayor, City Council, and all city departments on capital improvements. The Design Commission reviews projects funded in any part with City money and/or on City land and makes recommendations as the projects develop. (10 members)

Meets: First and Third Thursdays of each month, 9 AM-5 PM @ City Hall, Boards and Commissions Room


DESIGN REVIEW BOARD

Assists in the evaluation of projects subject to Design Review based upon neighborhood and Citywide specific design guidelines. (42 members divided into 8 regions)


HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

Provides equal opportunities for minorities, aging, and persons with disabilities through the enforcement of City ordinances pertaining to equal opportunity and affirmative action. (16 members)

Meets: First Thursday of each month, 6-8 PM @ City Hall, Room L280


IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMISSION

Advises the Mayor, City Council and city departments and offices on ways to enhance and improve access to city services and resources for immigrants and refugees, as well as strengthening opportunities for immigrants and refugees to participate in the civic life of the city. (15 members)

Meets: Second Tuesday of every month from 6-8 PM @ Seattle Municipal Tower, Ste. 1616 (and online)


LANDMARKS PRESERVATION BOARD

Reviews proposed alterations to existing landmarks. Makes decisions on new landmark nominations and designations, and makes recommendations to City Council on controls for adoption into designating ordinances. Landmarks are intended to preserve and enhance buildings, landscapes, and objects of historic, cultural, political, economic, architectural, engineering, or geographical significance; with long term goals of fostering community, and promoting the experience and vitality of important places. (12 members)

Meets: First and Third Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30 PM @ City Hall, Room L2-80 “Boards & Commissions


LGBT COMMISSION

Meets at City Hall, hybrid meeting


BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSIONERS

15 members. 6:30-8:30 PM.


PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY BOARD

Advises the Mayor, the City Council, and all departments on all matters related to pedestrian safety, access, and encouragement. (12 members)

Meets: Second Wednesday of each month, 6-8 PM @ City Hall, Room 370


COMMISSION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Meets at City Hall, hybrid meeting


PIONEER SQUARE ADVISORY BOARD

Preserves, protects and enhances the historic and architectural character of Pioneer Square. Reviews applications for design alterations to any structure, including new construction or to the public rights-of-way or other public spaces and changes in use in the District and makes recommendations to the Mayor, the City Council, and any public or private agencies concerning land use in the District. (10 members)

Meets: First and Third Wednesdays of each month, 9-11 AM @ City Hall, Room L280 or virtually via WebEx


PLANNING COMMISSION

Advises the Mayor, City Council and City departments on broad planning goals, policies and plans for the physical development (and associated impacts and opportunities thereof) of the City. (16 members)

Meets: Second Thursday of each month, 3:30-5 PM and Fourth Thursday of each month, 7:30–9 AM @ City Hall, Room L280 and currently via MS Teams.

Committee meetings are the first and third Thursday of the month from 7:30–9 AM. Members are expected to join one of the two committees. 
 


RENTERS’ COMMISSION 

The Seattle Renter’s Commission generally meets the first Monday of the month (with exceptions this year for 4th of July and Labor Day, when the meetings will be the second Monday of the month). The meetings are 6:30-8. Commissioners are still able to join virtual meetings remotely, but an in-person option is available at Seattle City Hall in the Boards & Commissions Room.


SEATTLE CENTER ADVISORY COMMISSION

Advises Center staff, Mayor, and City Council on policy matters that affect Seattle Center. Also provides the staff, Mayor, and City Council with assessment of operations, performances, plans, and policies. (16 members)

Meets: First Thursday of each month, 12-1:30 PM @ Seattle Center – Armory Loft Conference Center, Loft 2, 3rd Floor Armory


TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD

Started in 2015, the Transit Advisory Board provides recommendations and oversight on the spending of the voter-approved Seattle Transit Measure for transit service in Seattle. The Board will also advises the Mayor, Council, and City departments on all other matters related to transit within Seattle, such as implementation of the Seattle Transit Master Plan and operation of the City’s streetcar system. (12 members)

Meets: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6-8 PM @ City Hall, Room 370


URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION

New to the Get Engaged program, with a seat in 2015, the Urban Forestry Commission lays out goals and a broad range of actions to be implemented over time to preserve, maintain, and plant trees as well as restore the public forested areas remaining in the city. (13 members)

Meets: First and Third Wednesday of the month, from 3-5 PM @ Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 2750, Floor 2


WOMEN’S COMMISSION

Serves in a direct advisory capacity to the Mayor, City Council and other City departments with respect to matters concerning women. (21 members)

Meets: Third Monday of each month, 5:30-7:30 PM @ City Hall, Boards and Commissions Room