The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is currently recruiting to fill seven vacancies on the Community Involvement Commission, including for City Council District 7 and three at-large positions.

The Community Involvement Commission advises the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and other City departments on coordinated, citywide outreach and engagement activities. The commission is dedicated to holding the city government accountable for increasing participation and engagement – especially among communities that have been historically marginalized and underserved.

The commission is composed of 16 members – seven appointed by City Council and seven appointed by the Mayor, with one position filled by a young adult through the Get Engaged program. The final two commissioners are selected by the CIC members.

Commission members each serve a two-year term, except for the Get Engaged position, which will serve a one-year term. Commission members will not serve more than two full consecutive terms. Commissioners serve in a volunteer capacity and should be prepared to dedicate approximately three to six hours per month to their roles.

Those interested in being considered should complete the online application by 5 p.m. July 10. Within the application page, https://seattle.granicus.com/boards/forms/34/apply, people should click the dropdown and select Community Involvement Commission under “Which Boards would you like to apply for?”.

To learn more about the Community Involvement Commission, visit the website, http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/community-involvement-commission.