Historic South Downtown is a state-created authority charged with helping the two historic neighborhoods of Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District mitigate the impacts of large-scale, publicly-funded projects. Board Members are elected to represent specific sectors in the community and may serve for up to two three-year terms.
This year, the election will be held virtually on December 1st. To become a candidate, please complete the Board Application below. To learn more about HSD, please read our new three-year strategic plan and review our website content.
Available board seats this election cycle (seats with incumbents marked with *):
- Position 3: Pioneer Square Resident
- Position 5: Nonprofit Pioneer Square
- Position 6: Nonprofit Chinatown-International District
- Position 7: Theater/Arts Chinatown-International District*
- Position 8: Theater/Arts Pioneer Square*
- Position 9: Culture/History Pioneer Square*
- Position 10: Culture/History Chinatown-International District
- Position 12: City of Seattle*
What is expected of a Board Member?
- One board meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month
- Currently all board meetings are on-line
- Meetings subject to the Open Public Meetings Act
- Infrequent special meetings
- Attendance at Annual Mixer
- Service on at least one standing committee, and special ad hoc assignments
- Bringing your expertise, lived experience, interests, curiosity and diligence to the table