The city has several Boards and Commissions, which were created by City Ordinance to serve as advisory bodies to the city administration, the Mayor and the City Council. Commissioners serve three-year terms, must live in the city of Lynnwood and be a registered voter. No experience necessary, just a strong desire to make a difference in your community.
Here are descriptions of the commission:
The Lynnwood Arts Commission supports the arts to enrich the quality of life in Lynnwood. The Commission plays an active role in advocating for the arts including visual and performing arts, and arts education through partnerships with businesses, schools, community organizations and individuals. The commission develops and maintains the public art collection and also advises city leadership on arts issues and works on marketing and fund-raising for programs. The Arts Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 pm at the Lynnwood Recreation Center, with occasional additional events and activities.
The mission of the Diversity Commission is to foster an environment of mutual respect and understanding for all people in Lynnwood by connecting, sponsoring, and supporting community building. Lynnwood’s Diversity Commission participates in community events, hosts bi-annual educational forums, conducts outreach to the community and advises the Mayor and City Council on ways to encourage mutual understanding among our citizens about the increasing demographic diversity of our city. The Diversity Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 pm at Lynnwood City Hall, with occasional additional events and activities.
The Historical Commission plays a pivotal role in preserving Lynnwood’s historical and cultural resources. They undertake research and fact-finding and make recommendations for City Council action to recognize and preserve historic sites, structures, artifacts, trees and landscapes. The Commission also serves as the primary forum for citizen participation in recognizing and preserving the history of the community. The Historical Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 pm at the Wickers Building at Heritage Park.