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Boardmember Elections

The 2022 election will be on November 15, 2022. Please RSVP to our Annual Mixer and Board Election so you may attend and cast your vote!

Four seats will be up for election, including three who have incumbents serving and the Local Government - King County seat, which is open. If you are interested in running, please review the information on this page and complete the application below. For elections this year, we will accept candidates to place on the ballot until Close of Business October 31, 2022. Once your application is submitted, we will ask you for a photo for publication, and a short video for posting on the website.

On Election night, you should plan to attend our Annual Mixer on November 15th from 4-6 p.m. Voting will occur and the winners will be announced during the event.


Please reach out to if you have any questions.

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

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