Now Accepting Board and Commission Applications

Application Deadline: February 17, 2023

City of Bothell is now accepting applications for several board and commission positions! Serving on a City board or commission is a great way to learn more about how local government works and to serve your community. Boards and commissions review and recommend important policies and plans to the City Council, helping shape Bothell. All appointees will be assigned a City email account, to be used for official City business. 

Questions? Please contact cityclerk@bothellwa.gov

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Timeline and Next Steps

Important Dates Action
January 9, 2023 Application period opens
February 17, 2023 Application period closes
March 14, 2023 Interview with Council
March 21, 2023 Council Appointment
April 1, 2023 Appointee begins serving

Current Openings and Requirements

Board or Commission  Vacancy Position Term

Arts Commission
Must be planning area resident with majority of members
being City of Bothell residents


1 partial term - Adult
1 full term - Adult
2 full terms - Youth

2
5
8, 9

3/31/2025
3/31/2026
3/31/2026


Civil Service Commission
Must be a City of Bothell resident one year prior to appointment
(appointed by City Manager)


1 full term 
1 partial term

1
3

3/31/2029
3/31/2028

Landmark Preservation Board
Majority of members must be City of Bothell resident; remaining members
must be planning area resident (with exception of
professional designation)


1 partial term
2 full terms

6
4, 5

3/31/2024
3/31/2028

LEOFF-1 Disability Retirement Board
Must be City of Bothell resident (appointed by board)


1 full term

5

3/31/2025

Library Board
Must be a planning area resident


1 partial term
2 full terms

1
4, 5

3/31/2025
3/31/2028

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
At least two members shall be representatives of
businesses required to collect tax (H) and at least two members
shall be person involved in activities authorized to be funded
or supported by revenues (R)


2 full terms - Revenue
1 full term - Hotelier

2, 4
6

3/31/2025
3/31/2025

Parks & Recreation Board
Must be planning area resident, with majority of members
being City of Bothell residents


1 partial term - Adult
3 full terms - Adult
2 full terms - Youth


3
5, 6, 7
8, 9

3/31/2025
3/31/2026
3/31/2026

Planning Commission
Must be a City of Bothell resident 


2 full terms


4, 5

3/31/2027

Shorelines Board
Must be a City of Bothell resident 


7 full term

1 - 7

Staggered terms