Advisory Boards, Commissions, and Committees

Apply Today to Serve on a Burien Advisory Board, Commission, or Committee

Want to serve your community and help shape local laws and policy? Do you have expertise to share? Consider applying for one of the nine open positions on a Burien advisory board, commission, or committee! These boards study issues important to the community they serve, take in public testimony, performing independent research, and reviewing staff reports and recommendations. Members discuss, analyze, develop, and forward recommendations to the City Council. They volunteer their time to help plan the future of their communities.

Application Instructions

To apply for an open position, go to the City of Burien Meeting Center and click on “Create” next to the advisory board, commission, or committee for which you would like to apply.

Planning Commission

The purpose of the Planning Commission is to provide guidance and direction to the City Council on Burien's future growth through review, analysis, and recommendations regarding the City's Comprehensive Plan and related land use documents.

There are three openings.

Burien Airport Committee

The Burien Airport Committee provides guidance to the City Council on topics related to the airport. Topics include:

  • Positive and negative impacts of the airport to the city of Burien
  • Land use issues and interlocal agreements
  • Mitigation of airport impacts
  • Recommendations on ways to protect residents from negative impacts, and ways for residents and businesses to take advantage of positive airport impacts

There is one opening.

Human Services Commission

The Human Services Commission is an advisory body to the City Council responsible for providing advice and recommendations related to human services issues. Duties and responsibilities of the

Human Services Commission include:

  • Identify and assess the human services needs in the city.
  • Recommend priorities and approaches to address human services needs within the city.
  • Review human services funding requests submitted to the City and make funding allocation recommendations.
  • Review performance of human services agencies and programs that are funded by the City.

There are four openings.

Parks and Recreation Board

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board's role is to advise and make recommendations to the City Council regarding recreational programming and the acquisition, promotion, improvement, maintenance, and use of City Parks.

There is one opening.