Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board Positions Open, Deadline to Apply is August 25, 2010

From a news release issued by the Office of the Mayor. NOTE: This is an updated release.

New Members Sought for Landmarks Preservation Board

SEATTLE – Mayor Mike McGinn invites applicants for two openings on the Landmarks Preservation Board, one (1) Architect position, one (1) Historian position, one (1) Finance position.

The 12-member Landmarks Preservation Board makes recommendations to the City Council for landmark designation and reviews all proposed physical alterations to designated features of landmark properties.

The Board is composed of two architects, two historians, one structural engineer, one representative each from the fields of real estate and finance, one member from the City Planning Commission, a Get Engaged member, and three members at-large.  All appointments are made by the Mayor and are confirmed by City Council.

Board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 3:30 p.m. The architect members also serve on the Board’s Architectural Review Committee.  Board responsibilities require a commitment of at least 10 to 15 hours a month.

Interested applicants must be Seattle residents.  Board members serve without compensation. Those interested in being considered should send a letter of interest and resume by August 25, 2010Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible.

Please email your letter and resume to: (Please reference Landmarks Board in the subject line).

To submit a paper copy, please address to: Tania Maria Rosario, Office of the Mayor, Seattle City Hall, PO Box 94749, Seattle, WA 98124-4749

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please call Sarah Sodt, Landmarks Preservation Board Coordinator, at (206) 615-1786.