Members wanted for Design Review Boards

The City of Seattle is looking for applicants to serve on its various Design Review Boards, including the central and east boards.

Design Review Board members evaluate the design of new buildings and make recommendations based on citywide and neighborhood-specific guidelines, according to an announcement.

According to the city’s announcement, candidates should be “professionals in the design and development fields who have proven skills and established careers.”  The city is also seeking community and business leaders “interested in civic engagement and shaping new development in their neighborhoods.”

To be considered, people should send an application, cover letter and resume to Lisa Rutzick,, by Dec. 31. The new terms will begin in April of 2021.

To download an application, go to, or email Rutzick.

Emailed applications are preferred, but they can be mailed to:

Lisa Rutzick, Design Review Program Manager, City of Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, 700 Fifth Ave., Suite 2000, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019.

If selected, people should expect to work approximately 15 hours a month preparing for and attending meetings, which take place twice a month in the evenings. Board members should plan to attend at least 90 percent of the meetings.

For more information about the Design Review Boards and applicant qualifications, go to