The City of Normandy Park is fortunate to have citizens who willingly and actively take on the roles of stewardship and volunteerism. Citizen committees, taskforces, boards, and commissions involve citizens in government, improving the quality of decision-making for the community. A committee may be initiated by the mayor, city council, or a city department to include public input and participation.
As you browse the city’s website, you will see how committees, boards, and commissions make a difference. Since its incorporation in 1953, the City of Normandy Park has established many committees in support of its Comprehensive Plan. Today, the city continues to support the community’s vision for the future of our community.
Type of Committee
Ad Hoc Committees…
help competing interests come up with a solution that benefits the entire community, provide a forum for airing concerns, increase community input, discuss alternative solutions and build public consensus over controversial issues before the City Council makes a decision.
are assigned a defined task with specific expectations and deadlines, and are appointed by the City Manager.
are created by ordinance to serve as a policy agency for the city, may have statutory requirements and responsibilities for a section of the city’s Comprehensive Plan and are established to act in a long-term advisory capacity to the mayor and city council.
Get Involved! Your involvement helps us build a better community!
If you would like to play a part in your local government, consider serving on a citizen committee. Submit a Citizen Advisory Boards/Commission Application and let us know your particular experience.
The Normandy Park Arts Commission consists of seven members who are appointed for 3-year terms. The Art Commission meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
The Commission represents the City’s interest in art matters and serves as a spokespersons group for art matters in the City. The Commission is responsible for keeping the Mayor and City Council informed on art-related matters.
The Commission acts as a central body to whom art organizations, artists, and anyone interested in cultural advancement of the community may come for information or assistance. The Commission is responsible for encouraging and aiding programs for cultural enrichment of Normandy Park citizens, and coordinating and strengthening existing organizations in the field of art.
The Commission seeks to develop cooperative efforts with art schools, and regional and national art organizations and will explore and obtain private, local, state, and federal funds to promote art projects within the community. The Commission also reviews and makes recommendations on works of art acquired by the City, and renders other service in the field of art, aesthetics, or beautification of the City when requested.
The Normandy Park Civil Service Commission consists of three members who are appointed for 6-year terms. The Civil Service Commission is scheduled to meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 12:00 p.m.
The Commission makes suitable rules and regulations for examiniations, appointments, promotions, transfers, reinstatements, demotions, supsensions and discharges of all full-paid employees of the Normandy Park Police Department, except for the Chief of Police.
The Commission investigates and reports on all matters touching the enforcement and effect of the provisions of civil service rules. The Commission hears and determines appeals or complaints regarding the administrative work of the personnel department.
The Park Commission consists of seven volunteer members who are appointed for 7-year terms. The Board of Park Commissioners meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. The Board is responsible for advising the City Council on subjects referred by the City Council, City Manager or matters the Board feels are important regarding the expansion and operation of the city parks and recreation programs.
The Board has the duty to advise and recommend to the city council regarding the planning, promotion, management and acquisition, construction, development, maintenance and operation, including restrictions on and compensation to be paid for concessions or privileges in the city parks and recreation programs.
The Normandy Park Planning Commission consists of seven members who are appointed for 6-year terms. The Planning Commission meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
The Commission powers and duties are specified by Chapter 35.63 of the Revised Code of Washington. These powers and duties are related to land use matters and long range planning.
The EDC was developed at the request of resident George Buley at the May 8, 2012 Normandy Park City Council Meeting. Former Mayor Susan West, volunteered to chair the group. Since then, the group has met over 150 times and has generated ideas for attracting new businesses and advocating on behalf of our current business community through promotion of Normandy Park’s unique local character, which makes it an attractive place to live, visit, play and shop.