The Board of Clallam County Commissioners announces openings on Advisory Boards and Committees. Specific categories are noted where applicable.
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 Farmer in Commissioner District II, Farmer in Commissioner District III, At-large farmer, and (2) Non-farmer At-large.
ANIMAL ISSUES ADVISORY
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 a representative of District I, District II, District III, Tribal Government, Veterinarian, Equine, and Friends of Forks Animals (FFA).
BOARD OF HEALTH (1)
Responsible for all matters pertaining to the preservation of the life and health of the citizens of Clallam County, including community health assessment, health status, preventable health risks, availability of resources; enacting rules, regulations, and policies to preserve, promote, and improve the health status of Clallam County residents; assure high quality and effective public health services including control and prevention of any dangerous, contagious, or infectious diseases; prevention, control, and abatement of nuisances detrimental to public health; enforce public health statutes of the state and county; establish fee schedules for issuing and renewing licenses and permits or for other services authorized by the law and rules of the Washington State Board of Health. There is an opening for a representative of one At-large position.
BOUNDARY REVIEW BOARD (5)
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 (2) representatives of Governor Appointee, County Appointee, Cities Appointee, and a Special District Appointee.
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 an Alternate, General Contractor, and ICC Certified Fire Marshal, Fire Inspector, or Fire Plan Examiner.
CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY/MENTAL HEALTH CD/MH PROGRAM FUND ADVISORY BOARD (5)
Established to act to advise the Board of Commissioners on implementation and future funding, from the 1/10 or 1 percent sales tax authorized by RCW 82.14.460. There are openings for representatives of Tribal, DCFS Department of Children and Family Services, Agency delivering subsidized chemical dependency services, Private provider of chemical dependency services not contracting for funding, and Advocate for chemical dependency/mental health services.
COMMUNITY ACTION TEAM (2)
Assists in gathering and analyzing information, making recommendations, and advancing the orderly growth and development of the area. There are openings for representatives of an at-large and Business owners (Clallam Bay/Sekiu Chamber of Commerce) positions.
CLALLAM BAY/SEKIU SEWER
ADVISORY COMMITTEE (1)
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 one committee member position.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE (4)
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 representatives of four committee member positions.
FAIR ADVISORY BOARD (5)
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 are openings for the 4-H Homemakers, At-large, Community of Forks or Western Clallam County, Small Animals, and Home arts/hobbies and crafts positions.
HERITAGE ADVISORY BOARD (7)
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 representatives of (3) District I, (2) District II and (2) District III positions.
HOMELESSNESS TASK FORCE (7)
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 Tribal Government, Domestic violence/sexual assault providers, Department of Social and Health Services, Serenity House, Olympic Community Action Programs, Business Community, and Homeless or Formerly Homeless.
LODGING TAX ADVISORY
COMMITTEE (LTAC) (1)
Statute requires an advisory committee to review all proposed changes to expenditures from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund and to make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. There is an opening for a representative of Potential user of fund.
MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE (4)
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 are openings for a representatives of At-large, marine related recreation and tourism, Academic Community, and District III.
NORTH OLYMPIC LIBRARY SYSTEM (1)
The North Olympic Library System provides public library services to Clallam County and is governed by a five member Board of Trustees. There is an opening for a representative of one member position.
NORTH PACIFIC COAST
MARINE RESOURCES (3)
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 Clallam County Citizen (Scientific Community), Clallam County Citizen (Economic Groups) and a Hoh Tribe member.
OPPORTUNITY FUND BOARD (3)
The State Legislature authorized rural counties to retain a portion of the sales and use tax to finance public facilities to result in new jobs through business expansion and recruitment. Funds from the Opportunity Fund Program are used to improve the base economy in the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Clallam County through the attraction of businesses with grants and low interest loans for public facilities. Decisions regarding the use of the funds for public facility projects are made by the Opportunity Fund Board who is responsible for making recommendations to the Board of Commissioners who has the final authority to approve or deny an application. There are openings for a representative from Port of Port Angeles, City of Forks, and District III (West End).
PERMIT ADVISORY BOARD (9)
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 openings for representatives of Building Designer, Building Trades, Certified Septic Designer/Installer, Code Consultant, Energy Industry, (2) Homebuilders’ Association, Manufactured Homes/Mobile Home Association, and Land Surveyor.
PLANNING COMMISSION (3)
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 are openings for representatives of District I b, District II a and District III a.
SHERIFF’S CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (11)
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 Unincorporated area surrounding Sequim, Diamond Point, Unincorporated area surrounding Port Angeles, Clallam Bay/Sekiu, Forks and unincorporated area, Quileute Tribe, Makah Tribe, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and (2) At-large.
SOLID WASTE ADVISORY
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 is an opening for a representative an At-large, Tribal Governments and Business Community.
TRAILS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (1)
Makes recommendations to the Board and other appointed bodies of Clallam County government regarding non-motorized transportation and trail-related issues. There is an opening for a representative of Large Private Forest Company.
How to Apply
Interested citizens are invited to contact the Clallam County Commissioners’ Office at 417-2233, visit their office in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 East Fourth 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 Fourth St., Suite 4, Port Angeles 98362), or email [email protected] Applications must be received by close of business, Nov. 22.