Seeking a Construction Codes Advisory Board Representative

Mayor Ed Murray is seeking candidates for a vacant position on Seattle’s Construction Codes Advisory Board. The current open position is for a representative of apartment building owners or operators.

The board is a 13-member body that works together to research, analyze, and make recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, and the Department of Planning and Development on the technical codes affecting buildings in Seattle. The Board plays an important role in shaping the codes Seattle adopts and how these codes are interpreted. In addition to the board’s advisory role to City officials, the board hears appeals of DPD’s building code decisions. The work requires considered attention to details of highly technical codes. The City relies on the board members’ professional experience and opinions in determining which codes to adopt and to amend.

Board members will be asked to prepare for and attend meetings on the first and third Thursdays at noon in downtown Seattle. The actual frequency of meetings depends on the board’s workload; there may be some months without any meetings or only one meeting a month.

Strong candidates will be civic-minded, critical thinkers interested in the design and construction of Seattle’s built environment. The individual selected must have perspective, experience and talents that will enhance the board. Successful candidates will have a willingness to devote two to six hours a month to board meetings and other board duties.

This position is voluntary and is appointed by Mayor Murray and confirmed by the City Council. Applicants must live, work or do business in Seattle. City employees are not eligible to be board members.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

The application period is Friday, May 1, 2015 to Monday, June 15, 2015.

To apply, complete a New Member Application.  The application is posted on the Construction Code Advisory Board’s webpage at

To get a paper application or ask question, please contact:

Julie A. Hines
DPD Staff Liaison and Code Development Analyst
(206) 233-2766