The City of Woodinville is recruiting for two new Public Spaces Commissioners. Terms are for three years and will begin January 1, 2024.
If you are interested in applying for the open positions on the Public Spaces Commission, please apply by midnight on November 15th. The City Council will interview applicants at the Council meeting on December 5th beginning at 7:00 pm.
The Public Spaces Commission is an advisory body to the City Council that provides guidance and direction on the creation of well rounded public spaces by advising the City Council and staff on matters relating to parks, recreation, trees, art, and City rights-of-way while promoting the responsible management of these public resources in a manner consistent with the goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan; community urban forestry plan; parks, recreation, and open space plan; the City's Tree Code; and public infrastructure standards and specifications.
The Public Spaces Commission acts in a policy advisory capacity to the City Council, as directed by the City Council. In performance of its duties and responsibilities, the Public Spaces Commission may be called upon to provide recommendations on matters including, but not limited to, the following:
(1) Parks and Open Spaces Related Matters. Comprehensive park planning; the acquisition of land and/or other facilities for parks and recreational facilities; development, design and operation of parks and recreation programming and facilities; facility use fees and procedures; park, play field and facility design; capital improvement planning; concessions; contracts, interlocal agreements, and lease agreements regarding parks and recreation activities.
(2) Tree Related Matters. City of Woodinville Urban Forestry Plan; tree protection regulations and landscaping requirements; education materials in support of the urban forestry plan and tree protection regulations and standards; tree inventory and tree canopy assessment studies; heritage tree program; and Arbor Day events.
(3) Art Related Matters. Donated and loaned art; strategies for promotion of public art; promotion of public/private partnerships for the benefit of public art pieces; and incorporation of art into the design of public facilities.
(4) Right-of-Way Related Matters. Those matters occurring in City-owned rights-of-way which affect the creation of well rounded public spaces for the community.
(5) All additional matters as may, from time to time, be referred to the Public Spaces Commission by the City Council or the City Manager. (Ord. 675 § 17, 2018)
Minimum Qualifications + Job Demands
Regular meetings are typically held on the fourth Thursday of each month. Meetings are typically held in the City Council Chambers, located at 17301 133rd Avenue NE, Woodinville, Washington and begin at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noticed.
A majority of the appointed and confirmed Public Spaces Commission members constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and a majority vote of those present shall be necessary to carry any motion.
The Commission may, from time to time, provide for special meetings in accordance with Chapter 42.30 RCW. All meetings shall be open to the public, in accordance with Chapter 42.30 RCW, the Open Public Meetings Act. (Ord. 675 § 17, 2018)
Members of the Public Spaces Commission are appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council. Each member is appointed for a term of three years unless the position term has not ended the appointment will be to finish the term. Members must reside within the City limits of the City of Woodinville.