Seattle Mayor Edward Murray invites community members to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board. The seven-member ISRD Board reviews façade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use, and street improvements and makes recommendations to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods director for all properties within the ISRD. The goals of the board are to maintain architectural character, cultural heritage, social diversity, and through the use of historic preservation, enhance the economic climate in the ISRD.
The open position is one of two seats on the board that are filled by mayoral appointment. Individuals who have an architectural background and an interest in historic preservation and/or familiarity with the Chinatown/International District are encouraged to apply.
Board meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 4 p.m. for one to three hours. In addition, board members may be asked to serve on an additional committee as the board deems appropriate. In general, board members must commit approximately 5–6 hours per month to board business.
Interested applicants must be Seattle residents. Board members serve without compensation. Those interested in being considered should send a letter of interest and resume by Monday, Jan. 25.
E-mail cover letters and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org (reference the International Special Review District in the subject line). (end)
For more information, contact Rebecca Frestedt at (206) 684-0226.