Current 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. Please submit completed applications (PDF 175 KB) to the Mayor's office by emailing them directly to mayor@spokanecity.org. You may also mail applications or turn them in at the MySpokane Customer Service counter at City Hall; 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201.

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? Check here.

Most appointees to City boards, commissions, and committees are nominated by the Mayor and require confirmation by a vote of the City Council.

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

If you have any further questions, contact the Office of the Mayor at 509.625.6250.

West Quadrant Tax Increment Financing Neighborhood Project Advisory Committee (Ordinance No. C-34032)
The City of Spokane is seeking residents of the Emerson/Garfield neighborhood that would be willing to help the City determine how best to apply funds for public improvements within the West Quadrant Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District. As an alternate on the Neighborhood Project Advisory Committee, the successful appointee would be responsible for attending monthly meetings of the Committee, often to consider the application of TIF funds to public projects in the district, including various streetscape, sidewalk, utility, infrastructure, and affordable housing projects. Additionally, the alternate representative would vote in the absence of the primary representative and would be able to lend their voice and experience to discussions throughout the year on the TIF and the use of TIF funds.

Interested persons are asked to complete the City’s boards and commissions application form and submit it to the Mayor’s office for consideration. Applications can be mailed to Attn: Mayor’s Office, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201. They can also be submitted electronically to mayor@spokanecity.org. Applications should be delivered or postmarked no later than Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Parking Advisory Committee (SMC 04.38)
The Parking Advisory Committee is currently accepting applications for four vacancies. The individuals selected for these positions may serve staggered terms to accommodate the number of new positions. The positions will remain open until filled.

The 11-member parking advisory committee is nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council to advise the City on investments in the parking environment, policy and rate setting as informed by the parking studies.  The membership as a whole shall reflect a broad range of opinion, experience, and expertise with the objective of providing sound advice representative of the citizenry.  The members shall be appointed with intent to maintain diversity among the following stakeholder categories:

  1. Representative of the University District;
  2. Designee from the Business Improvement District;
  3. Owner/operator of a parking lot or garage within the Paid Parking Zone;
  4. Resident of downtown;
  5. Downtown worker;
  6. Designee from Spokane Transit Authority;
  7. Representative of the hospitality industry;
  8. Representative of the arts and entertainment community;
  9. Realtors, developers, property managers or business owners within the Paid Parking Zone.

Parking Advisory Committee meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 2:30 to 4:00.  PAC members may serve up to two, three-year terms and serve without compensation.

Those interested in being considered may submit a completed application to the Mayor’s Office at mayor@spokanecity.org.

Salary Review Commission (SMC 02.05)
The Salary Review Commission is currently accepting applications for two vacancies. The selected applicants will be appointed to a two-year term to expire on December 31, 2023. The applicants must have at least one of the following qualifications: experience in the field of personnel management, a demonstrated knowledge in the administration of compensation and benefits OR experience in finance, business management, or other related fields that demonstrate experience beneficial to the review of total compensation and establishment of salary.

The Salary Review Commission (SRC) is charged with reviewing and establishing the salaries of the Spokane Mayor, Council President, and City Council Members pursuant to Chapter 2.05 of the Spokane Municipal Code. The SRC’s goal is to base salaries on realistic standards according to the duties of the elected office to attract citizens of the highest quality to public service.

Applicants for this Commission must submit applications to the Mayor's Office. The positions will remain open until filled.

Ethics Commission (SMC 01.04A)
The Ethics Commission is currently accepting applications for one vacancy. This position will be appointed by members of the Ethics Commission to serve a three-year term.

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 which can be found here. Meetings are generally held quarterly, or when an ethics complaint has been submitted for consideration.

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.

This position will remain open until filled. Applicants for this Commission should submit applications  via email to City Attorney’s Office Information at cityattorneyinfo@spokanecity.org or directly to:

Ethics Commission
Attn:  Office of the City Attorney
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Rm. 550
Spokane, WA  99201-3326

Plan Commission (SMC 04.12)
The Plan Commission is currently accepting applications for one vacancy. This position will fill a vacated seat with a term expiration of December 31, 2023.

As a member of the Plan Commission, you will have an opportunity to participate in City planning by providing informed opinions to complement the work of the City's elected officials and administrative departments. The Plan Commission also solicits and evaluates public comments on planning issues of City-wide importance or of a substantial community concern.

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.

Spokane Historic Landmarks Commission (SMC 04.35)
The Spokane Historic Landmarks Commission is currently accepting applications for one vacancy. The position is to be held by a professional Preservation Construction Specialist and will be a four-year term beginning January 1, 2022.

The 11-member SHLC makes recommendations to the City Council for landmark designation and reviews all proposed physical alterations to designated features of Spokane Historic Register properties. The Commission is composed of two architects who are registered in the state of Washington; a state-certified general real estate appraiser; two historians with appropriate degrees or equivalent experience; a professional archaeologist or anthropologist with appropriate degrees; and an experienced preservation construction specialist. There are also two at large appointees from both Spokane County and the City of Spokane. SHLC meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. Commission responsibilities require a commitment of approximately 3–5 hours a month.

Interested applicants may be City of Spokane or Spokane County residents, and Commission members serve without compensation. Those interested in being considered must send a letter of interest, resume and a completed application to the Mayor’s Office. Electronic submissions are preferred, but application packets can also be mailed to Office of the Mayor, Spokane City Hall, 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201. For more information, please call 509.625.6543 – Megan Duvall, City/County of Spokane Historic Preservation Officer.

Citizen's Transportation Advisory Board (CTAB) (SMC 08.16)
The Citizen’s Transportation Advisory Committee is currently accepting applications for multiple positions due to a recent Board expansion. The CTAB makes recommendations to the City Council  for transportation projects under consideration for TBD funding. More specifically, CTAB volunteers will review projects identified for consideration

The individuals selected for these positions may serve staggered terms to accommodate the number of new positions. The positions will remain open until filled.

Applicants for this Board should submit applications directly to City Council Office – Attn: TBD Administrator, Shauna Harshman

Spokane Park Board (City Charter, Article V)
Applications are being accepted for citizens interested in serving on the Spokane Park Board. The board was created in 1910 and granted the power to layout, establish, purchase, procure, accept and have the care, management, control, and improvement of all parks grounds and parkways controlled by the city of Spokane and used for park purposes. Park Board members may serve up to two, five-year terms. Interested citizens may submit completed applications to Parks and Recreation at spokaneparks@spokanecity.org.


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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 at http://www.atg.wa.gov/open-government-training.  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 625-6350 if you have any questions.