City officials seeking new members for advisory groups

The city of Bellingham is seeking new members for several citizen committees that advise the city on variety topics, including design standards, land use and tourism grants.

Some vacancies have additional requirements, such as professional memberships, expertise in particular areas or residence in certain neighborhoods.

Community members also are invited to submit applications for advisory committees they might be interested in serving on in the future, even if no vacancy currently exists.

Candidates for open positions must be current Washington state residents, and have been so for at least three years.

Unless otherwise specified, candidates must presently live within Bellingham city limits and have done so for at least two years, and be registered voters and U.S. citizens.

Anyone with an interest in serving can pick up an application from the reception desk at Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie St., or print one from the Board and Commission page of the city’s website.

A comprehensive list of vacancies, purpose of each citizen group, meeting schedules, application processes and more are available online.

For more information, contact the mayor’s office at 360-778-8100.

Current vacancies

– Arts Commission
– Commission Against Domestic Violence
– Community Development Advisory Board
– Design Review Board
– Greenways Advisory Committee
– Historic Preservation Commission
– Law and Justice Council
– Museum Foundation Board
– Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
– Planning & Development Commission
– Public Development Authority
– Public Facilities District
– Sister Cities Advisory Board
– Tourism Commission

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