Boardmember Elections

The 2021 election was held on December 1st. The 2022 election will be held the second Tuesday of November.


We currently have TWO open seats, one for a representative of Pioneer Square's business community, and one for a representative of a local legislative body. Please reach out to if you are interested in applying.

What is it like to serve on the HSD Board?

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. Each Fall, HSD holds an Annual Mixer and Board Elections. Board Members are elected to represent specific sectors in the community and may serve for up to two three-year terms. From time to time, a board vacancy will require the appointment of a new representative. 


If you are interested in serving on the HSD Board, please contact Kathleen Barry Johnson. 

What is expected of a Board Member?

  • One 90-minute 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 (held each late fall)

  • Service on at least one standing committee, and/or special ad hoc assignments

  • Board members qualify for service by virtue of their connection to a constituency. However, while serving on the board, you are asked to bring your whole self, including your expertise, lived experience, interests, curiosity and diligence to the table