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Boards and Commissions  

Last Updated: 8/18/2014

The City is assisted in its operations in several areas by ten boards and commissions. Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Residents of the City serve an important function by volunteering their time and expertise as members.

Following are links describing Tukwila's boards and commissions as well as a link to print a copy of our Boards and Commissions Application Form.

♦ View or print the Boards And Commission Application in PDF format.

   

Arts Commission

Membership:   5 members/4-year term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Director, Parks & Recreation

Major duties:

Advise City officials on arts matters, encourage citizen participation in the arts, promote art projects. Advise the Mayor on expenditure of arts-related budget appropriations.

For more information, view the Arts Commission page.


Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council - Ord. 1017

Position Member Term Expires Confirmed by Council
#1 (Resident) Brian Kennedy 12/31/2014 01/17/1995
#2 (Artist) Adrienne Banks 12/31/2018 03/02/2015
#3 (Artist) Steve Mullet 12/31/2016 10/06/2008
#4 (Resident) Trisha Gilmore 12/31/2016 08/20/2007
#5 (Artist) Cynthia Chesak 12/31/2016 12/31/1996
#6 Student Representative Nandina Cengic 06/17/2015 03/02/2015
#7 VACANT 12/31/2017

   

Civil Service Commission

Membership:   3 member/6-year term

Board Type:   Independent

Liaison:   Human Resources Director

Major duties:

Provide the manner in which civil service (all police personnel and commissioned fire personnel) examinations, appointments, promotions, transfers, demotions, reinstatements, suspensions and discharges are made. Decide appeals from suspensions or terminations.


Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council, Ord. 1877

Position Member Term Expires Confirmed by Council
#1 (Resident) Dennis Sivak 12/31/2015 02/07/2005
#2 (Resident) Ronald Johnston 12/31/2017 05/16/2011
#3 (Resident) Stephen Wheeler 12/31/2019 02/18/2014

   

Community-Oriented Policing

Membership:   9 members/4-year term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Police Chief

Major duties:

Advise and make recommendations via the Chief of Police on issues concerning public safety and police services within the City. Enhance police-community relations.

For more information, view the Community-Oriented Policing page.


Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council (except Position #9 - nom. by High School); Ord. 1729

Position Member Term Expires Confirmed by Council
#1 (Resident) Jun Castillo 03/31/2017 02/06/2006
#2 (Business) Kim Karnes 03/31/2018 09/06/2011
#3 (Resident) John Lindsay 03/31/2019 04/06/2015
#4 (Resident) Jerry Thornton 03/31/2018 10/18/2010
#5 (Resident) Austin Hackett 03/31/2019 04/06/2015
#6 (Business) VACANT 03/31/2018  
#7 (Resident) Lynn Churchill 03/31/2016 02/07/2005
#8 (School District) VACANT 03/31/2018  
#9 (High School) VACANT    

   

Equity And Diversity Commission

Membership:   9 members/3 year-term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Mayor's Office Representative

Major duties:

Advise city and school officials of opportunities to promote understanding and acceptance of cultural diversity in our community.


Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council, Ords. 1828, 1871, 2003

Position Member Term Expires Confirmed by Council
#1 (City Council Rep) Kathy Hougardy 07/31/2015 04/07/2014
#2 (School Rep) Kathleen Gantz 07/31/2015 07/18/2011
#3 (Community or Business) Joan Hernandez 07/31/2015 07/20/1998
#4 (City Rep) Crystal Sweet 07/31/2016 08/04/2014
#5 (School Rep) VACANT 07/31/2016  
#6 (Community or Business) Thong Ung 07/31/2016 08/04/2014
#7 (City Rep or Community) Nate Robinson 07/31/2015   01/22/2013
#8 (School Rep) Aaron Dragonov 07/31/2015 10/18/2010
#9 (Community) Melissa Hart 07/31/2016 08/04/2014

   

Human Services Advisory Board

Membership:   7 members / 1-3 year term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Human Services Manager

Major duties:

The Human Services Advisory Board advises the Mayor and City Council on the status of human service needs and programs in the city. The Board assists in monitoring and assessing the need for human services in Tukwila; provides recommendations for prioritizing human service needs; and recommends policies and programs for funding.


Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council, Ord. 1622

Position Member Term Expires Confirmed by Council
#1 (Health Community) Terra Straight 04/30/2016 08/20/2007
#2 (School District) VACANT 04/30/2016  
#3 (Citizen) VACANT 04/30/2015  
#4 (Citizen) Christopher Lowrance 04/30/2016 09/03/2013
#5 (Citizen) Osman Egal 04/30/2017 04/20/2015
#6 (Business Com) Borka Paponjak 04/30/2017 04/20/2015
#7 (Religious Com.) Jan Bolerjack 04/30/2018 05/04/2009

   

Library Advisory Board

Membership:   5 members/2-year term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Parks & Recreation Department Representative

Major duties:

Advise City officials on library services in the City, promote library services and activities, promote library gift giving.


Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council, Ords. 1405, 1520

Position Member Term Expires Confirmed by Council
#1 (Citizen) Sharon Kidd 12/31/2014 07/06/2004
#2 (Citizen) Steve Miller 12/31/2014 09/15/2003
#3 (Citizen) Marie Parrish 12/31/2015 11/20/2006
#4 (Citizen) Geraldine Ventura 12/31/2014 07/16/2012
#5 (Citizen) Linda McLeod 12/31/2015 01/20/2009

   

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Membership:   7 members/no set term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Mayor's Office Representative

Major duties:

Provide recommendations to Mayor and Council regarding the levying and application of Hotel/Motel tax collections.


Appointed by Council, Res. 1381

Position Member
#1 (Elected Official)

De’Sean Quinn, Council President

#2 (Bus Collecting Tax) Maureen Huffman, Embassy Suites Hotel
#3 (Bus Collecting Tax) Miesa Berry, Homewood Suites
#4 (Bus Collecting Tax) Mike Schabbing, Courtyard by Marriott
#5 (Bus Collecting Tax) Jim Davis, Doubletree Guest Suites
#6 (Funded by Tax) Ben Oliver
#7 (Funded by Tax) Mike Bush, Museum of Flight
#8 (Funded by Tax) Kelly McMeckin
#9 (Funded by Tax)

Carol Kolson, SW King County Chamber


   

Parks Commission

Membership:   5 members/3-year term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Parks and Recreation Department Representative

Major duties:

Advise City officials regarding the acquisition, development, expansion and operation of parks and recreational facilities and programs.

For more information, view the Parks Commission page.


Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council, Ord. 1018

Position Member Term Expires Confirmed by Council
#1 (Resident) Sean Albert 03/31/2016 08/03/2009
#2 (Resident) Alice Russell 03/31/2018 12/01/2003
#3 (Resident) Joanne McManus 03/31/2017 04/19/1999
#4 (Resident) Michael Martin 03/31/2018 04/06/2015
#5 (Resident) Don Scanlon 03/31/2017   04/18/2011
Student Representative Hassan Abdi 06/30/2015   02/18/2014

   

Planning Commission/Board of Architectural Review

Membership:   7 members/4-year term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Department of Community Development Director

Major duties:

To hear and make recommendations or decisions on comprehensive planning, zoning, subdivision and land use permits. Sits as Board of Architectural Review to provide design review of proposed development plans.

For more information, view the Tukwila Planning Commission page.


Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council, Ord. 1802

Position Member Term Expires Confirmed by Council
#1 (Citizen) Louise Strander 03/31/2018 03/15/2010
#2 (Citizen) Nhan Nguyen 03/31/2018 04/07/2014
#3 (Business) Mikel Hansen 03/31/2019 04/18/2011
#4 (Citizen) Thomas McLeod 05/31/2019 02/16/2010
#5 (Citizen) Miguel Maestas 03/31/2018   02/04/2012
#6 (Citizen) Brooke Alford 03/31/2019 11/17/2008
#7 (Citizen) Sharon Mann 03/31/2019 08/20/2012

   

Sister City Committee

Membership:   7 members/4-year term

Board Type:   Advisory

Liaison:   Parks & Recreation Department Representative

Major duties:

Advise City officials on how to foster goodwill and understanding between the City of Tukwila and our Sister City of Miyoshi, Japan and any future additional Sister Cities. Serve as a focal point for all Sister City activities.


Appointed by Mayor, Confirmed by Council, Ord. 1841

Position Member Term Expires Confirmed by Council
#1 (Citizen) Sharon Baker-Myklebust 12/31/2014 04/03/2006
#2 (Citizen) Audrey Davis 12/31/2014 04/06/1998
#3 (Citizen) Bonnie Mullet 12/31/2014 06/07/2004
#4 (Citizen) Patricia Timm 12/31/2014 07/18/2011
#5 (At Large) Domenic Baker 12/31/2016 07/18/2011
#6 (School District) VACANT 12/31/2016  
#7 (Mayor's Rep) VACANT 12/31/2016  

 

Contact Information:

Tukwila City Hall
6200 Southcenter Blvd.
Tukwila, WA 98188-2544

Phone: 206 433-1800
Fax: 206 433-1833
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Email the Mayor's Office.