Boards and Commissions

Citizen advisory boards are an essential way for local governments to engage citizens in the democratic process. Advisory boards study issues important to the community, take in public testimony, perform independent research, and review staff reports and recommendations. The advisory boards then are able to discuss, analyze, formulate, and forward well-developed, thoughtful recommendations to the City Council.

Burien has five citizen advisory boards and one ad-hoc committee:

Joining a Board

Residents are invited to apply to participate on Citizen Advisory Boards. Appointments are made by the City Council. Terms of service are four years, with the exception of the Human Services Commission (HSC). HSC members serve three-year terms.

For more information, please call Monica Lusk, City Clerk at (206) 248-5517 or email.

Board meetings are open to the public. Planning commission meetings are broadcast online and on Channel 21.