Clallam County seeking volunteers

  • Wed Feb 26th, 2020 7:08pm
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Applications are due Friday, March 20, for 78 volunteer positions on 22 Clallam County advisory boards and commissions.

Available positions:

• Agricultural Commission: Six positions — Representatives of farmers in Districts I, II and III, an at-large farmer and two at-large non-farmers.

The panel researches agricultural issues and conveys the interests of farmers to the board of commissioners.

• Behavioral Health Advisory Board: Three positions — representatives of: a native tribe, a private provider of chemical dependency services (not contracting for funding) and a consumer or past consumer of chemical dependency.

The panel advises on use of the one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax authorized by RCW 82.14.460.

• Board of Equalization: One position — a representative of District III.

The board receives appeals and holds hearings to resolve disputes over-assessed property values between property owners and the county assessor, established by RCW 84.48.

• Boundary Review Board: Three positions — a governor appointee, a city appointee, and a special district appointee.

This autonomous board authorized by RCW 36.93 reviews boundary change proposals when requested by any affected jurisdiction and can determine logical boundaries, transfer of services and other matters.

• Building Code Board of Appeals: Four positions — two alternate members; an architect; a civil or structural engineer, an ICC-certified fire marshal, fire inspector or fire plan examiner; and an ICC-certified building official, building inspector or plans examiner.

The panel hears and decides appeals to rulings by the building official relative to county code 21.01, Building and Construction Code.

• Civil Service Commission: One position — an Independent representative.

RCW 41.14.030 states that no more than two members of the commission may, at the time of appointment, be members of the same political party.

• Clallam Bay/Sekiu Community Action Team: Three positions — at-large members.

The group assists in gathering and analyzing information and making recommendations about the orderly growth of the area.

• Clallam Bay-Sekiu Sewer Advisory Committee: One position.

The panel gathers information regarding Clallam Bay and Sekiu sewer operations, rates and billing procedures and makes recommendations to county commissioners.

• Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee: Five positions.

The panel makes recommendations to the commissioners and the Department of Health and Human Services on programs and services for persons with intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, other neurological impairments or developmental disabilities.

• Fair Advisory Board: Four positions — a representative from the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and an arts or photography representative, an at-large agricultural representative and a 4-H Homemakers representative.

• Homelessness Task Force: Two positions — representatives of a tribal government and law and justice system.

The task force advises the commissioners on various matters related to the issues regarding homelessness in the county.

• Lodging Tax Advisory Committee: One position — a representative of a collector of lodging taxes.

Reviews proposed changes to expenditures from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund and to makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners.

• Peninsula Housing Authority: One position — a representative of Clallam County.

The group serves Clallam and Jefferson counties under a contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide and maintain low-income housing.

• Permit Advisory Board: Ten positions — Representatives of architects, building designers, building trades, certified septic designers or installers, Economic Development Council, environmental consultants, propane and wood stove contractors, manufactured/mobile home associations and an ex officio planning manager.

The panel makes recommendations to the commissioners and the director of Community Development for changes to the building code and permitting.

• Sheriff’s Citizen Advisory Committee: Six positions — representatives of Clallam Bay-Sekiu, Forks and unincorporated area, Joyce, the Quileute Tribe, Lower Elwha Tribe and from law and justice.

The group provides a link between the sheriff’s office and the community.

• Solid Waste Advisory Committee: Five positions — representative of West Waste Recycling and alternate representatives of West Waste Recycling, tribal government, city of Forks and the business community.

The panel assists with implementation of programs and policies concerning solid waste handling and disposal.

• Trails Advisory Committee: Six positions — representatives of Olympic National Park, the city of Sequim, off-road motorized user groups, the city of Forks, Clallam County Road Department and the U.S. Forest Service.

The panel makes recommendations to the commissioners and other county bodies regarding non-motorized transportation and trail-related issues.

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 East 4th St., Suite 4, Port Angeles, or obtain the application online at:

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 20, 2020.