Boards and Commissions

Advisory boards, commissions, and committees are an essential way for local governments to engage community members in the democratic process. They 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 advisory boards and one ad-hoc committee:

  • Arts Commission
  • Business & Economic Development Partnership
  • Human Services Commission
  • Parks & Recreation Board
  • Planning Commission
  • Burien Airport Committee

Joining a Board

Community members are invited to apply to participate on advisory boards. commissions, and committees. 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.

There are currently 13 open positions on various advisory boards. Applications are due February 27, 2022 at 5 p.m. Learn more about the open positions and how to apply. Applications are available in English and Spanish.

For more information, please call Megan Gregor, City Clerk at (206) 436-5578 or email.

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

Updated February 2, 2022