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Advisory boards seeking volunteers
The Board of Clallam County Commissioners recently announced opportunities for residents to participate in county government. Sign up now for one of these important advisory commissions by calling (360)417-2233.
Agricultural Commission (Five positions)
Acts in an advisory capacity to research agricultural issues, provide information, and convey the interests and desires of farmers and others in the agricultural community to the Board of Commissioners, positions are open for a farmer in Commissioner District I, a farmer in Commissioner District II, an at-large farmer, and two non-farmers at-large to serve three-year terms.
Animal Issues Advisory Committee (Two positions)
Serves as a liaison between the county and the contractor for animal shelter services and as an objective, fact-finding body when the board, the contractor, or the Sheriff’s Office requests the advice of the committee. There are openings for a representative of tribal government, and a representative of Friends of Forks Animals.
Building Code Board of Appeals (One position)
Hears and decides appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the Clallam County Building Official relative to the application and interpretation of the codes. There is a position open for an alternate who must be either: a general contractor, civil or structural engineer, or architect licensed in Washington with at least 10 years experience; an ICC-certified building official, building inspector, or plans examiner, or ICC-certified fire marshal, fire inspector or fire plan examiner with at least five years of experience.
Chemical Dependency/Mental Health Program Fund Advisory Board (Five positions)
Advises the Clallam County commissioners on administration of the funding received from the imposed 1/10 of 1 percent sales tax allowed by RCW 82,14,460. There are openings for a representative of city law enforcement, designated hospital district, designated representative of an agency delivering subsidized mental health services, designated representative of an agency delivering subsidized chemical dependency services, private provider of mental health services not contracting for funding, and consumer/past consumer of chemical dependency/mental health services.
Heritage Advisory Board (One position)
Responsible for advising the Clallam County commissioners on various matters related to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the county. There is a position open for a citizen from Commissioner District II (roughly Port Angeles).
Homelessness Task Force (Three positions)
Responsible for advising the Clallam County commissioners on various matter related to homelessness in Clallam County. There are openings for a representative of tribal government, the law and justice system and an advocate for veterans’ issues.
Marine Resource Committee (Four positions)
Advises the county commissioners regarding issues related to the marine resources of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and its bays, estuaries, and inlets within the borders of Clallam County. The current openings include a representative of the Makah Tribe, Clallam Bay/Seiko community, commercial fishers, and sport fishers.
North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee (Two positions)
Assists in understanding, stewarding, and restoring the marine and estuarine ecological processes of the North Pacific coast of Washington within the boundaries of Clallam and Jefferson Counties in support of ecosystem health, sustainable marine resource-based livelihoods, cultural integrity, and coastal communities. Members represent conservation/environmental groups, recreational groups, economic groups and the scientific community. There are openings for a representative of conservation/environmental groups, and for economic groups.
Park and Recreation Advisory Board (Two positions)
Assists the county in delivery of park and recreation services to its residents and visitors. Under the direction of the Board of Clallam County Commissioners through the Director of Parks, Fair, and Facilities; holds public meetings as necessary, advises and assists the county in developing reasonable rules and regulations for the operation of county parks and other recreational facilities, and reviews park acquisitions and development strategies.
Permit Advisory Board (One position)
Makes recommendations to the Board of Clallam County Commissioners for changes to the Clallam County Building Code. There is an opening for a representative of the building trades.
Public Health Advisory Committee (Five positions)
Acts in an advisory capacity to plan for and make recommendations to the Board of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services regarding community assessment information, public health policy options, and emerging concerns. Volunteers should have an interest in public health policy options, emerging health concerns, communicable diseases, environmental health and disease prevention.
Sheriff’s Citizens Advisory Committee (Four positions)
Advises the sheriff regarding issues related to the Sheriff’s Office and serves as an open link of communication between the office and community. Positions are open for representatives of the unincorporated area surrounding Forks, Quileute Tribe, Makah Tribe, and Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.
How to Apply
Contact the Commissioners’ Office at 417.2233, visit their office in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 East 4th Street, Port Angeles, or obtain the application online at http://www.clallam.net/Board/assets/applets/Boards_and_Committees_Full_Application.pdf.
Current members with expiring terms who seek reappointment are asked to provide a written statement by facsimile (417.2493), mail (223 E. Fourth St., Suite 4, Port Angeles 98362), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by close of business, April 19.