The YMCA’s Get Engaged program places young adults ages 18-29 on the City of Seattle’s public boards and commissions. The Get Engaged program is a unique opportunity for young professionals to actively shape Seattle by serving on a City Board/Commissions for a one-year term.

We are excited to share that there is an upcoming position on both the Landmarks Preservation Board and the Pioneer Square Preservation Board!

Get Engaged members are fully vested, voting members of the Boards/Commissions they join, making crucial policy recommendations to the City Council, Mayor’s Office, and the city at large. Participants agree to attend regularly scheduled board meetings and contribute at least 6-10 hours each month to committee meetings. The application deadline is July 13.

More info & link to apply

For questions or information about applying, please email Ari Einbinder at the YMCA.

Landmarks Preservation Board

The City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board is responsible for designating and preserving structures of historical importance across the City of Seattle. Since 1973, Seattle has designated more than 450 individual sites, buildings, vehicles, vessels, and street clocks as landmarks subject to protection by city ordinance.

The Landmark Preservation Board identifies potential landmarks, makes decisions on landmark designations, and makes recommendations to the City Council on landmark controls for adoption into designating ordinances. Landmark designation is recognized and used not only to preserve cultural resources, but to positively influence future development of the neighborhood.

Meets: First and Third Wednesdays, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Pioneer Square Preservation Board

Established as both a National historic district and a local preservation district in 1970, Pioneer Square is protected by an ordinance and design guidelines focused on preserving its unique historic and architectural character, assuring the sensitive rehabilitation of buildings, promoting development of residential uses for all income levels, and enhancing the district’s economic climate for residents, employers, workers, and visitors.

The Pioneer Square Preservation Board preserves, protects, and enhances the historic and architectural character of Pioneer Square. The board reviews applications for changes in use and design in the District and makes recommendations to the Mayor, the City Council, and any public or private agencies concerning land use in the District.

Meets: First and Third Wednesdays of each month, 9am-11am