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