Clallam County seeks volunteers for various boards and committees

Port Angeles, Washington – The Board of Clallam County Commissioners announces openings on Advisory Boards and Committees. Specific categories are noted where applicable.

AGRICULTURAL

COMMISSION (6)

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. There are openings for representatives of Farmers in Commissioner Districts I, II, and III; At-large farmer, and (2) Non-farmer At-large.

ANIMAL ISSUES

ADVISORY COMMITTEE (7)

Serves as a liaison between the County and the contractor for animal shelter services and as an objective, factfinding body when the Board, the contractor, or the Sheriff’s Office requests the advice of the committee.

There are openings for representatives of Districts I, II, and III, Tribal Government, Veterinarian, Equine, and Friends of Forks Animals (FFA).

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

ADVISORY BOARD (3)

Established to act to advise the Board of Commissioners on implementation and future funding, from the 1/10 of 1 percent sales tax authorized by RCW 82.14.460. There are openings for representatives of Private Provider of Chemical Dependency Services not contracting for funding, Advocate for Chemical Dependency/Mental Health Services, and Services for Homeless.

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION (BOE) (1)

Established by RCW 84.48, the BOE receives appeals, holds hearings, evaluates evidence, and issues determinations of the fair market value of property within the County in the case of disputes between the County Assessor and the property owner. Members are required to be U.S. citizens, residing in Clallam County for not less than two years. There will be hearing compensation. There is an opening for a representative of District II.

BOUNDARY REVIEW

BOARD (2)

Autonomous board that, upon request by any jurisdiction affected by a boundary change such as an annexation proposal, reviews the proposal and has broad powers to determine logical boundaries, transfer of services, and other matters operating under the authority of RCW 36.93. There are openings for representatives of a Governor Appointee and a Special District Appointee.

BUILDING CODE BOARD

OF APPEALS (3)

Hears and decides appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the Building Official relative to the application and interpretation of the codes adopted in Clallam County Code 21.01, Building and Construction Code. There are openings for representatives of (2) Alternate and an ICC Certified Building Official, Building Inspector, or Plans Examiner.

CARLSBORG COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL (5)

Acts as a liaison between the citizens in the Carlsborg UGA and the Board of Commissioners for gathering and analyzing information, and making recommendations regarding community and growth management issues.

There are openings for representatives of Resident of a manufactured/mobile home park community within Carlsborg UGA, Business or real property owner within the Carlsborg Industrial Zone, Business or real property owner within the Carlsborg Village Center, and (2) At-Large members who are real property owners within the UGA boundary.

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (1)

Per RCW 41.14.030, at the time of appointment, not more than two commissioners shall be adherents of the same political party. Applicant must be a US citizen residing in Clallam County for two or more years who does not hold any salaried public office or work for the County. There is an opening for a Republican member.

CLALLAM BAY/SEKIU COMMUNITY ACTION TEAM (3)

Assists in gathering and analyzing information, making recommendations, and advancing the orderly growth and development of the area. There is an opening for representatives of (3) At-large positions.

CLALLAM BAY/SEKIU SEWER ADVISORY COMMITTEE (2)

Responsible for gathering accurate information regarding Clallam Bay-Sekiu sewer operations, rates and billing procedures, and making recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. There are openings for representatives of two committee member positions.

CRESCENT COMMUNITY

ADVISORY COUNCIL (3)

This committee acts as a liaison between the citizens living in the Crescent School District area and the Board of Commissioners on issues that may include land use, economic development, transportation and pedestrian improvements, capital projects and services, and community projects and activities. There are openings for representatives of the Area business owner or individual who owns commercially zoned property, At-large, and Crescent School District Student Body Alternate.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE (3)

Volunteers act in an advisory capacity to plan and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners and the Department of Health and Human Services regarding programs and services for persons who have intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, other neurological impairments, or developmental disabilities and their families through service contracts with provider agencies. There are openings for three committee member positions.

FAIR ADVISORY BOARD (1)

Assists the County in delivery of Fair services to its residents and visitors. Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners through the Director of Parks, Fair, and Facilities, the advisory board holds public meetings as necessary, advises and assists the County in developing reasonable rules, fees, and regulations for the operation of the County Fair; and program development strategies. There is an opening for a representative of the City of Port Angeles.

HERITAGE ADVISORY

BOARD (2)

The Board is responsible for advising the Clallam County Commissioners on various matters related to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the County. There are openings for two representatives of District I.

HOMELESSNESS TASK

FORCE (4)

The Board is responsible for advising the Clallam County Commissioners on various matters related to the issues regarding homelessness in Clallam County. There are openings for representatives of City Government, Tribal Government, WorkSource, and Homeless or Formerly Homeless.

MARINE RESOURCES

COMMITTEE (1)

The Marine Resource Committee 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. There is an opening for a representative of Marine Trade.

PARK AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD (1)

Assists the County in delivery of park and recreation services to its residents and visitors. Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners through the Director of Parks, Fair, and Facilities, the advisory board holds public meetings as necessary, advises and assists the County in developing reasonable rules, fees, and regulations for the operation of County Parks and other recreational facilities, and reviews park acquisitions and development strategies. There is an opening for one representative.

PENINSULA HOUSING

AUTHORITY (1)

Serves Clallam and Jefferson Counties and operates under a contract with the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to provide and maintain low-income housing for residents of Clallam County. The Peninsula Housing Authority Board of Commissioners primary role is to establish policy for the public housing program including personnel, occupancy, lease, grievance, and rent collection. The Board also selects and employs the Executive Directors of the Authority who is responsible for day-to-day operation and carrying out Board policies. There is an open position for one representative of Clallam County.

PERMIT ADVISORY

BOARD (6)

Makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners and Director of the Department of Community Development for changes in the building code and permitting. There are open positions for representatives of Building Designer, Building Trades, Economic Development Council, Environmental Consultant, Propane/Woodstove Contractor, and Manufactured Homes/Mobile Home Association.

PLANNING COMMISSION (1)

The Planning Commission assists the Clallam County Board of Commissioners, through the Department of Community Development (DCD), with review of land use policy and related issues such as comprehensive land use plans and planning ordinances. Commissioners must have the ability to listen to diverse viewpoints and consider long-term interests of Clallam County. There in an opening for a representative of District I c.

PORT CRESCENT PIONEER CEMETERY (1)

The Board was established in 1974 to operate the Port Crescent Pioneer Cemetery. There is an open position for one member.

SHERIFF’S CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (6)

Advisory to the Sheriff’s Office to provide an open link of communication between the Sheriff and the community. There are openings for representatives of Clallam Bay/Sekiu, Forks and unincorporated area, Quileute Tribe, Makah Tribe, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, and Law and Justice

SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (7)

This committee is comprised of representatives of each of the incorporated cities, the waste industry, tribal councils, Clallam County, state and federal agencies, private industry, and at-large. The committee assists in the implementation of programs and policies concerning solid waste handling and disposal, and reviews and comments on proposed changes to the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan. There are openings for representatives of At-large Alternate, Solid Waste Industry (West Waste Recycling) Alternate, Solid Waste Industry (Waste Connection), Tribal Government Alternate, City of Forks Alternate, Business Community and Business Community Alternate.

TRAILS ADVISORY

COMMITTEE (5)

Makes recommendations to the Board and other appointed bodies of Clallam County government regarding non-motorized transportation and trail-related issues. Western Area Trails Advocacy Group, Olympic National Park, Large Private Forest Company, City of Port Angeles, and U.S. Forest Service (ex-officio member).

How to Apply

Interested citizens are invited to contact the Clallam County Commissioners’ Office at 360- 417-2233, visit their office in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. 4th St., Suite 4, Port Angeles, or obtain the application online at: http://websrv7.clallam.net/forms/uploads/BCGMembershipApplication.pdf

Current members with expiring terms are asked to provide a written statement by facsimile (417-2493), mail 223 East 4th Street, Suite 4, Port Angeles 98362), or email [email protected] Applications must be received by close of business Friday, March 15.