4Culture is seeking five new members for its Board of Directors

King County residents outside the city of Seattle who are interested in public service and with knowledge of and interest in the areas of arts, heritage, preservation or public art are invited to apply for one of five positions on the 4Culture Board of Directors beginning January 2015. If selected and confirmed by the King County Council, Board members serve a maximum of two three-year terms.

4Culture, the cultural services agency for King County, Washington is committed to making our region stronger by supporting citizens and groups who preserve our shared heritage, and create arts and cultural opportunities for residents and visitors.

4Culture is a tax-exempt public development authority (PDA), with a fifteen member Board of Directors, who are nominated by the King County Executive and confirmed by the King County Council. A Public Development Authority is a public entity created by cities or counties to provide public services with the agility and flexibility of the private sector; to provide services more efficiently than an agency of government; and administer federal and state funds.

The Board of Directors governs 4Culture, with individuals representing the broad cultural, geographic and ethnic diversity of King County, as well as backgrounds in arts, heritage, historic preservation, and public art, finance, tourism, education, real estate and government relations. 4Culture Board members bring an impressive wealth of experience and knowledge to their roles and are primarily responsible for: organizational financial oversight; securing and maintaining resources from all levels of government; advocacy, especially regarding resource development; setting policy relevant to the organization as a whole; and serving as the public face of 4Culture.

4Culture's Board also looks at timely issues that could impact 4Culture or the cultural field, and coordinates and leads responses. The Board's fiduciary role includes its approval of the annual budget and work plans for the organization as a whole and budgeting in the four program areas. It also provides official approval of all grant recommendations, which are forwarded from the three Advisory Committees that oversee funding programs. Standing Board Committees are Executive, Finance, and Governance.

Board members must live in King County and be able to commit to attending nine board meetings a year and to serving on one standing Board committee or ad hoc committee established to address a particular organizational issue. If confirmed by the County Council, Board members serve without pay. Residents from diverse ethnic backgrounds, including people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about 4Culture and its programs, visit

Please submit a resume and letter of interest to Melissa Newbill at 101 Prefontaine Place South, Seattle, WA 98104 or by email.

For questions please email or telephone Melissa Newbill 206 296-4816.

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