Boards and Commissions

A great way to get involved and help your community is to volunteer your time and skills by serving on one of our citizen advisory bodies.

Serving on one of the City commissions, boards or committees can be a fascinating and rewarding experience. These advisory bodies are responsible for formulating new ideas, gathering information, hearing and receiving public comments, analyzing complex issues, and making recommendations for specific projects and policies.

The work can be challenging, as issues are often more complex than anticipated, public opinion can be sharply divided, some issues may overlap into a different area, and sometimes the province of one body may also be the territory of another. The work isn’t always easy, but it makes a positive difference by contributing to our community in a meaningful way.

The City greatly values the effort and time commitment made by our volunteers.  

To apply to serve on a board or commission:

 -  Complete the application form
-  If you would prefer a paper application, please contact the Mayor's Office at:

Current Openings

Board or Commission Position(s) Term Begin Term End
Animal Shelter Advisory Committee 5 01/01/2019 12/31/2024
Board of Park Commissioners 1 01/01/2019 12/31/2025
CHIP Loan Review Committee 1, A1, A2 01/01/2019 12/31/2023
Committee for Housing & Community Development 11 01/01/2019 12/31/2024
Cultural Arts Commission 10,11 01/01/2019 12/31/2025
Diversity Advisory Board 1,2,8,12,13 Immediately 9/30/2021
Everett Housing Authority Board 5 Immediately 10/6/2022
Everett Historical Commission 8, 9, A2 01/01/2019 12/31/2025
Human Needs Advisory Committee 6, 7 01/01/2019 12/31/2025
Library Board of Directors 4 01/01/2019 12/31/2024
Lodging Tax Advisory Committee 3, 5 01/01/2019 12/31/2023
Planning Commission 6, 7, A2 01/01/2019 12/31/22025
Public Facilities District 1 01/01/2019 12/31/2022
Salary Commission 2, 3, 6, 7 01/01/2019 12/31/2024
Senior Center Advisory Committee 8, 9 01/01/2019 12/31/2025
Transportaton Advisory Committee 7, 9 01/01/2019 12/31/2025
Tree Committee 7 01/01/2019 12/31/2025
The Council of Neighborhoods has openings for representatives from various neighborhood groups.  Please contact the Office of Neighborhoods. Multiple Varies  

New members

In January 2018, Mayor Franklin received concurrence from City Council to appoint 19 new members to serve on various boards and commissions. Terms range from four to six years and each board has different functions and responsibilities ranging from advisory to policy-setting. 

Get to know Everett's newest board and commission members.