Vacancies

Give back to the Spokane community by joining a volunteer board, commission, or committee! The following boards and commissions are currently accepting applications to fill current or upcoming vacancies. A printable version of the online application is also available.

How to Apply

  • Choose how to apply:
    • Online: Complete the online application form.
    • By mail: Print off an application and address your application to:
      808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
      Spokane, WA 99201
    • In person: Drop off your application at the MySpokane Customer Service counter at City Hall:
      808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
      Spokane, WA 99201

City Residency Required

All applicants to City boards, commissions or committees must be residents of the City of Spokane, unless the provision establishing the requirement for the appointment specifically permits or requires the appointment of a nonresident. Not sure if you live within City limits or would like to verify which Council district you live in? Use the map tool to verify your address.

Open Public Meetings & Public Records Act Training Required

As part of your appointment, you shall, within ninety (90) days of your appointment letter, complete training regarding the Open Public Meetings Act and the Public Records Act. The training can be completed online through the Attorney General website. You will need to review the written material under Lesson 1 regarding open government and then watch the videos under Lesson 2, regarding Public Records Act training, and Lesson 3, regarding the Open Public Meeting Act training. Once you have completed the training, you can upload the attached certificate of training and file the certificate with the City Clerk’s Office. You may contact the City Clerk’s Office at 509.625.6350 if you have any questions.

For more information, view the Spokane Municipal Code Section Section 04.01.030 and select the specific board that interests you.

Current Vacancies

Ethics Commission

It is the policy of the City of Spokane to uphold, promote and demand the highest standards of ethics from all of its employees and City officers, whether elected, appointed or hired. The Code of Ethics sets forth requirements that are applicable to employees of the City of Spokane, and it is the duty of the members of the Ethics Commission to receive complaints and other requests, judge their merit based upon evidence submitted and move through a defined process to determine what, if any, sanctions should be made against an employee found to be in violation of the Code of Ethics.

Applicants who wish to serve on the Ethics Commission should review the full Ethics Commission Policy and Procedures, as well as the Ethics Commission Handbook.

Individuals from the following segments are encouraged to apply: Professional or academic background in the legal profession, OR experience in human resources, OR possessing familiarity with government and the political process, OR experience in ethics.

Meeting Information: Meetings are generally held quarterly, or when an ethics complaint has been submitted for consideration.

The Ethics Commission is currently accepting applications online.

Vacancy Number Requirements Status Term Length
1 City Resident Open 3 years
2 City Resident Open 3 years
Plan Commission

The Plan Commission provides advice and makes recommendations on broad planning goals and policies and other matters as requested by the City Council. The minutes from the Plan Commission meetings and their findings and recommendations are available on this website.

The Plan Commission provides opportunities for public participation in City planning by providing through its own membership an informed opinion to complement the work of the City's elected officials and administrative departments. They also solicit public comment on planning issues of City-wide importance or of a substantial community concern, evaluating those comments received. Assistance of experts and others with knowledge or ideas to contribute to City planning are secured as well.

The Plan Commission holds public hearings and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the following matters:

  • Amendments to the City's Comprehensive Plan and the development regulations implementing the Comprehensive Plan
  • Changes in the corporate limits of the City, including the land use designations and zoning to become effective upon the annexation of any area proposed for annexation or which might reasonably be expected to be annexed by the City at any future time.

Meeting date, time and location: The Plan Commission meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Council Briefing Center, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., in Spokane City Hall.

The Plan Commission is currently accepting applications online.

Vacancy Number Requirements Status Term Length
1 City Resident Open 3 years
Spokane Transportation Commission

The purpose of the Transportation Commission is to provide advice and recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on the plans and programs necessary to achieve a safe and equitable multimodal transportation system consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, the policies of the City as adopted by the City Council, and within the parameters set forth in state and local law.

Estimated Time Commitment: Meeting dates and time to be determined. The Commission will meet at least monthly.

The Spokane Transportation Commission is currently accepting applications online.

Vacancy Number Requirements Status Term Length
1 City Resident – Council District 1 Open 2 years
2 City Resident – Council District 2 Open 2 years
3 City Resident – Council District 3 Open 2 years
4 Bicycle Advisory Board Member Open 2 years
5 City Parking System Expert Open 2 years
6 Transportation Expert Open 2 years
7 Transportation Expert Open 2 years
8 Transportation Expert Open 2 years
9 Americans with Disability Act Expert Open 2 years
Spokane Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission advises and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding issues related to human rights and unjust discrimination and the implementation of programs consistent with the needs of all residents of the City of Spokane.

Additional Information: Applicant will interview with the Commission prior to appointment.

Estimated Time Commitment: The Spokane Human Rights Commission meets the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

The Human Rights Commission is currently accepting applications online.

Vacancy Number Requirements Status Term Length
1 City Resident Open 3 years

Apply Today!

Fill out the online application form, send the application by mail, or turn it in at the MySpokane Customer Service counter at City Hall.

Contact Information

Mayor’s Office
509.625.6250
mayor@spokanecity.org