b"CITY NEWS| ADVISORY BOARDSAdvisory Boards Help Plan theFuture of Our CommunityBY EMILY INLOW-HOOD, n ARTS COMMISSIONCOMMUNICATIONS OFFICER The Arts Commission's role is to advise and make recommendations to the City Council regarding artistic activities within the City. The Arts Commission reviews applications for Arts and Culture Grants and ADVISORY BOARDS ARE ANpublic art projects. Council reviews their recommendations and provides final approval. View current Arts ESSENTIAL WAY FOR LOCALCommission board members atburienwa.gov/artscommission.GOVERNMENTS to engage theIn 2019, the Arts Commission started plans for the second signal box public art project, hosted an community in the democraticartist meet and greet event at the Highline Heritage Museum, reviewed 2020 Arts and Culture Grant process. Advisory boards studyapplications, and provided recommendations to Council on grant allocations.issues important to the communityMEETINGS: When: 6:308 p.m.Fourth Tuesday of the month (No meeting in July & December)they serve, take in public testimony,Where: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WAperform independent research, and review staff reports andn BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPrecommendations. The advisory boardThe Business and Economic Development Partnership (BEDP)s role is to advise and make members discuss, analyze, develop,recommendations to the City Council regarding economic development in Burien. View current BEDP and forward recommendations tomembers at burienwa.gov/bedp.the City Council. Board membersIn 2019, the BEDP provided recommendations to Council on an implementation plan for aesthetic volunteer their time to help plan theimprovements to 153rd Street to occur in 2020, identified several industry sectors to focus targeted future of their communities. business attraction efforts in the coming year, held business roundtable discussions to facilitate feedback Burien has five advisory boardson various Council priorities, and started study and discussion of strategies for encouraging economic and commissions and one Councildevelopment in the Boulevard Park commercial core.committee. Members are appointedMEETINGS:When :7:309 a.m.Second & Fourth Fridaysby City Council and serve four-year(Meeting dates can change; please check calendar onburienwa.gov .) terms. Advisory board meetingsWhere: Burien City Hall, 400 SW 152nd St, Third Floor, Miller Creek Conference Roomare open to the public. Planning Commission meetings are broadcast online and on Channel 21.n PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY BOARDThis spring, the Council will beThe Parks and Recreation Advisory Board's role is to advise and make recommendations to the selecting new board members forCity Council regarding recreational programming and the acquisition, promotion, improvement, open positions. Congratulations tomaintenance, and use of City parks. View current Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members atall the incoming board members andburienwa.gov/parksrecboard.thank you for your service! In 2019, the Parks and Recreation Board contributed more than 70-volunteer hours supporting free community events and reviewed the Citys adopt-a-park program(Next Page) In November, BEDP met atMEETINGS: When: 6:308 p.m.Third Wednesday of each month Taqueria 2 Patrillos, a Boulevard Where: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SWPark restaurant, to discuss economic development in the neighborhood.PHOTO CREDIT: CITY OF BURIEN.8 |BURIEN MAGAZINE"