Historic South Downtown is…
The Historic South Downtown Community Preservation & Development Authority (“HSD”) is a state-created agency responsible for preserving, restoring, and promoting the health, safety, and cultural identity of Seattle’s Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District neighborhoods.
HSD was created by the Washington State Legislature as the first community preservation and development authority in the state to respond to impacts from ongoing construction of major public facilities, public works, and capital projects in both neighborhoods. It is governed by a board of thirteen volunteer and elected directors that represent community stakeholders from Chinatown-International District, Pioneer Square and local legislature
Board Elections in November, 2019
Each fall, a portion of our Board members are elected for 2 two-year terms. On November 13, 2019, we will vote on six seats, three of which will be vacant and three of which will have incumbents running for re-election. A list of current board members and their seats is found at http://www.historicsouthdowntown.org/about/board/. The legislation defining qualifications for board seats is found at RCW 43.167.010.
Qualified members of Seattle’s south downtown community are encouraged to consider serving on the Historic South Downtown board of directors. Interested persons can submit this application or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit your application no later than 5 PM on October 13, 2019, so that you can be included on the ballot.
Read HSD’s 2018 Brochure and 2018-21 Strategic Plan to learn more about upcoming funding opportunities and our work in the Historic South Downtown neighborhoods.