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The Mercer Island City Council encourages resident participation in municipal government and welcomes your interest in serving on a city board or commission.

Most appointments to boards and commissions are made by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor and are affirmed by the City Council. Generally, terms run June 1 through May 31, for a four-year period.

In anticipation of expiring terms, the City conducts an annual recruitment, which begins in March, to fill upcoming open positions. However, applications are accepted year-round as other public involvement opportunities occur, such as the creation of an ad hoc committee or a vacancy on an existing board.

Please know that the Mayor and Council give a great deal of thought to the make up of each board and they seek to have a diversified and balanced group. The Mayor works with the Council board liaison to interview and recommend new appointees. Current board members who are interested in seeking reappointment should send a letter of interest or submit an application to the City Clerk's Office. Please know that re-appointments do not automatically occur.

In 2018, the City Council adopted a Code of Ethics and Statement. These standards and guidelines apply to the City Council, Board Members and Commissioners, and the City Manager.

Click here to fill out an application.   

Contact Deb Estrada, City Clerk, at 206-275-7793 or by email at for more information or to have an application mailed to you.

You can click on the following links for more specific information about a board or commission.


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