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Boards and Commissions

Current Openings:

Parks Commission                           

The City is seeking citizens interested in serving on the Gig Harbor Parks Commission. Commissioners must be a resident of the City of Gig Harbor or residing within the City's Urban Growth Area at the time of appointment and throughout his or her term in office.  The Commission advises the Mayor and City Council on park and recreation facilities, open space acquisition and development, maintenance and operation of parks and recreation public facilities, operation of parks and recreation programs and other matters as directed. When reviewing appointments, residents of the City of Gig Harbor will be given preference. Submit your application to Shawna Wise wises@cityofgigharbor.net by February 14, 2017.     


Arts Commission

The City is seeking citizens to serve on the Gig Harbor Arts Commission. The Commission provides guidance and recommendations to the City Council on public art. Meetings are conducted on the second Tuesday of every other month at 10:00 a.m. The position is voluntary and is not subject to compensation by the City. Persons interested should submit an application to Shawna Wise at wises@cityofgigharbor.net by Feb. 14, 2017.


Building Code Advisory Board

Mayor Guernsey is currently seeking an engineer and an architect to fill vacancies on the Gig Harbor Building Code Advisory Board. The position is strictly voluntary and is not compensated and serves a four-year term ending March 2021. The Building Code Advisory Board holds open public hearings and makes final decisions on appeals of administrative determinations where alternate materials or methods of construction are proposed, makes final decision on interpretations of the codes adopted and makes recommendations to the Gig Harbor City Council on the adoption of new codes and amendments. The Building Code Advisory Board will meet twice annually or as necessary to hear appeals or make decisions on interpretations. Persons interested should submit an application to Shawna Wise at wises@cityofgigharbor.net by February 14, 2017.

How Can I Volunteer?   


There are many opportunities to take an active role in your local government.  The City of Gig Harbor has seven citizen boards and commissions on which residents help shape the future of our community by serving, in an advisory capacity, to the Gig Harbor City Council. 

Those interested in serving in a voluntary capacity on a board or commission can submit a Boards and Commissions Application  to the City Clerk's Office  or mail it to 3510 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor, Washington, 98335.  Applications received from interested citizens will be considered for current openings as well as for openings on other boards and commissions occurring during the year.




Arts Commission

                                                                                                                                                                               

The Arts Commission is authorized to encourage, conduct, sponsor or co-sponsor public programs to further the development and public awareness of fine arts and performing arts in our community.   (read more ....)


Building Code Advisory Board

The Building Code Advisory Board considers appeals of administrative decisions related to the building code, reviews new code standards, and makes recommendations to the City Council with regards to new standards or revisions related to the local adoption of the building code.  (read more ...)


Design Review Board

The Design Review Board (DRB) is charged with the interpretation, review and implementation of the City's Design Manual.  The DRB also acts on behalf of the State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) to review properties that apply for listing on the City's Register of Historic Places.  (read more ...)


Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

The Lodging Tax Advisory Board was established in accordance with state law to advise and recommend to the County and Mayor how excise taxes on lodging collected in Gig Harbor should be allocated in order to best increase tourism in the city.  (read more ...)


Parks Commission

The Parks Commission is to advise the Mayor and City Council on park and recreation facilities, open space acquisition and development, maintenance and operation of parks and recreation public facilities, operation of parks and recreation programs, and other matters as directed by the City Council.  (read more...)


Planning Commission

The primary charge of the Planning Commission is to make legislative recommendations to the City Council on matters related to long-range land use planning including the comprehensive plan amendment, zoning text amendments, and area-wide rezones.  (read more ...)


Council Committees

There are five standing council committees each with three councilmembers and one staff member. The mayor recommends councilmember appointments.  (read more ...)