Boards & Commissions


There are many opportunities to take an active role in your local government. The City of Gig Harbor has seven citizen boards and commissions on which residents help shape the future of our community by serving, in an advisory capacity, to the Gig Harbor City Council.

Person's interested in serving on our Boards and Commissions may submit an application to Shawna Wise at  Current openings will be posted below.  If there are no current openings, applications will be kept on file and reviewed at the time of an opening.

Parks Commission

The City is seeking citizens interested in serving on the Gig Harbor Parks Commission. Commissioners must live within city limits and will be appointed on the basis of interest, knowledge, and support of parks. The Commission advises the Mayor and City Council on park and recreation facilities, open space acquisition and development, maintenance and operation of parks and recreation public facilities, operation of parks and recreation programs and other matters as directed. Submit your application by March 1, 2018 to Shawna Wise at 

Salary Commission

The Gig Harbor City Council is looking for citizens interested in serving on the Gig Harbor Salary Commission. The Independent Salary Commission consists of five members that must be residents of the City of Gig Harbor. They cannot be city officials, city employees, or immediate family members of city officials or employees. The commission is responsible for the elected officials’ salaries and will make a recommendation to increase, decrease, or maintaining the current salaries for each position. The commission will meet no later than April 30th of each even-numbered year and then on an as-needed basis throughout the year.   Residents interested in serving should submit an application by March 1, 2018 to Shawna Wise at