Shoreline seeks volunteers for Planning Commission and Landmarks / Heritage Commission

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

2019 Planning Commission
Help plan the future of Shoreline by serving on the Planning Commission!

The City Council is looking for volunteers to serve on the Planning Com-mission for four-year terms beginning in April 2020.

The volunteers who serve on the Shoreline Planning Commission provide recommendations to the City Council on land use, growth, and development issues.

The Commission addresses key questions that affect the quality of life in Shoreline, such as:
  • How should we balance new commercial and residential development with the desire to maintain the character of existing neighborhoods? 
  • How do we plan for a future that includes light rail? 
  • How can we encourage developers to use green building practices and provide affordable housing? 
  • How will the City allow alternate housing types that fit within our established neighborhoods?

No technical background or experience in land use is required. Important qualifications are an ability to listen and work well with others; a willingness to prepare and read staff reports prior to the meetings; and a commitment to regular attendance and active participation at the meetings.

The Shoreline Masonic Lodge
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Help review and preserve historic structures in Shoreline by serving on the Landmarks and Heritage Commission!

The King County Landmarks and Heritage Commission is a nine-member citizen board charged with designating landmarks in unincorporated King County and in those cities and towns in King County that have entered into an interlocal agreement with the County for historical preservation services. 

The City Council is seeking to appoint a volunteer to serve on the Commission for all business conducted within the City of Shoreline. The Special Commissioner will serve a four-year term beginning in April 2020, with the option of serving a second four-year term.

The Commission is responsible for reviewing and deciding nominations for landmark designation; reviewing and deciding certificates of appropriateness for alterations to or demolition of landmark properties; developing policy and planning recommendations for King County’s historic preservation program; and attending periodic training sessions and conferences. 

The Special Member is to be an individual with a demonstrated interest and competence in historic preservation. The Special Member is a voting member on all matters relating to or affecting landmarks within the City of Shoreline.

Application details

Community Service Applications for both the Planning Commission and the Landmarks / Heritage Commission are available on the City's website or at City Hall. Submit your application by email to or mail it to:

City of Shoreline, City Clerk
17500 Midvale Avenue N
Shoreline, WA 98133

You can also drop it off in person to the City Clerk’s Office on the first floor of City Hall. Applications for both commissions are due by 5pm on Friday, January 10, 2020.

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