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 89 KB) to the Mayor's office by emailing them directly to 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.

Civil Service Commission (SMC 04.07 – Charter Article VI)
The Civil Service Commission is currently accepting applications for an upcoming vacancy. Desired background or qualifications include: human resources, employee relations, or legal. The individual selected to fill this position will be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council to serve a four-year term starting January 1, 2021.

Human Rights Commission (SMC 04.10)
The Spokane Human Rights Commission is currently accepting applications for a youth representative to fill an at-large vacancy. The youth representative position shall be open to any person under the age of eighteen with a term of one year, with the option of one-year renewal if the person has not reached the age of seventeen at the time the first-year term expires. The position will remain open until filled.

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 four year term and 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. Positions will remain open until filled.


If appointed, Washington State law requires that all members of city boards and commissions complete training on open public meetings within 90 days. Please visit the Open Government Training website to register for training or complete it online.

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