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Application for Boards and Commissions

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  2. The Mountlake Terrace City Council is seeking candidates for vacancies on its advisory boards and commissions. Appointed by the City Council, the board and commission members offer their knowledge and experience to advise and inform the City Council on a variety of issues to help shape the community.

    Recruitment is conducted each year (usually in the spring); however you may apply anytime because openings may occur throughout the year.

    Most boards and commissions meet once per month on a regularly scheduled night and time. 

  3. Arts Advisory Commission

    The Arts Advisory Commission consists of seven members and seeks out, promotes, and sponsors activities that enhance the cultural atmosphere of the community. Five of the seven members must be residents of Mountlake Terrace. 

    Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Terms are three years.

  4. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission (DEIC)

    The DEIC consists of seven members with a mission of promoting and embracing diversity through action, education, and guidance. The Commission seeks to foster an understanding that includes, accepts, respects and appreciates each individual member of our community. 

    Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Terms are three years.

  5. Planning Commission

    The Planning Commission consists of seven members and makes recommendations to the City Council about community development issues, especially those affecting future land use and growth. Applicants should have an interest in community planning, including considering revisions to the city's Comprehensive Plan and development code. Commissioners should be knowledgeable about planning and development issues. 

    Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. The terms are four years.

  6. Recreation and Park Advisory Commission (RPAC)

    RPAC consists of seven members and promotes the use of recreation facilities and programs, and participates in city-wide special events and volunteer park projects.

    Major projects include updating the Comprehensive Recreation and Park Plan as part of the city's Comprehensive Plan, and making recommendations on these projects to the City Council. 

    Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Terms are three years.

  7. Salary Commission

    The Salary Commission consists of five members who must be residents of the City of Mountlake Terrace. Members of the Commission must not be an officer, official, or employee of the city or an immediate family member of an officer, official, or employee of the city.  

    The Salary Commission meets every five years to determine the salaries the City of Mountlake Terrace will pay its elected officials. The Salary Commission appointed in 2024 will determine if the monthly salary paid to the Mayor or City Council should be increased or decreased for the years of 2025 – 2029. 

    Meeting dates/times may be scheduled by the Chair of the Commission or by a majority vote of the Commission.

  8. How to Apply

    Complete and submit the electronic application below. Or, download a PDF application here, complete it and send to

    A City Council subcommittee member may contact you for an interview once they have reviewed your application. The subcommittee will make their recommendation for appointments to the full City Council who will confirm the appointment at a City Council meeting.

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