The Board of Clallam County Commissioners announces openings on Advisory Boards and Committees. Specific categories are noted where applicable.
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 Tribal; DCYFS Department of Children, Youth & Family Services; and Private provider of substance use disorders services not contracting for funding.
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION (BOE) (2) 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 are openings for representatives of District III; and (1) Alternate Member.
BOARD OF HEALTH (3) 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 are openings for one elected City Council member; representative of Makah Tribe; and representative of Quileute Tribe.
BUILDING CODE BOARD OF APPEALS (6) 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; Architect; Civil or Structural Engineer; ICC Certified Fire Marshal, Fire Inspector, or Fire Plan Examiner; and ICC Certified Building Official, Building Inspector, or Plans Examiner.
CLALLAM BAY/SEKIU 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 (1) At-large position; Business Owner (Clallam Bay/Sekiu Chamber of Commerce).
CRESCENT COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL (6) 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 Crescent School District Alternate; Fire District 4; Grange; Area business owner or individual who owns commercially zoned property; (1) At-large; and Crescent School District Student Body.
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 (4) committee members.
FAIR ADVISORY BOARD (2) 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 representatives of Garden Clubs; and Horse Groups.
HERITAGE ADVISORY BOARD (1) 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 is an opening for a representative of District I.
HOMELESSNESS TASK FORCE (23) Commissioners on various matters related to the issues regarding homelessness in Clallam County. There are openings for representatives of City government of Forks Alternate; Tribal government of Lower Elwha Klallam; Tribal government of Lower Elwha Klallam Alternate; Tribal government of Makah; Tribal government of Makah Alternate; Tribal government of Quileute; Tribal government of Quileute Alternate; Healthcare providers Alternate; Mental health/substance use providers Alternate; Department of Social and Health Services; Department of Social and Health Services – Alternate; Serenity House Alternate; Law and Justice System; Law and Justice System Alternate; Faith Community; Faith Community Alternate; Business Community Alternate; (1) Homeless or formerly homeless; (2) Homeless or formerly homeless Alternates; At-large; At-large Alternate; and Advocate for youth issues Alternate.
MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE (3) 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 representatives of Makah Tribe; Makah Tribe Alternate; and Marine Related Recreation and Tourism Alternate.
NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL BOARD (3) Oversees the control and eradication of noxious weed infestations in the County. There are openings for representatives of Geographic Area 1; Geographic Area 2; and Geographic Area 5.
OLYMPIC AREA AGENCY ON AGING (03A) ADVISORY COUNCIL (1) Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A) seeks Clallam County members for Advisory Council. O3A coordinates aging & long-term care services for seniors & adults with disabilities in Clallam/Jefferson/Grays Harbor/Pacific. Contact Carol Ann, 360-379-5064, firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Monthly meetings held in Shelton; mileage reimbursed and lunch included. There is (1) opening for representatives of Clallam County.
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 (1) committee member.
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 opening for (1) committee member.
PERMIT ADVISORY BOARD (12) 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 Architect; Building Designer; Building Trades; Certified Septic Designer/Installer; Engineer category (structural/civil); Economic Development Council; Environmental Consultant; Homebuilders’ Association; Propane/Woodstove Contractor; Manufactured Homes/Mobile Home Association; Land Surveyor; and ex officio-Planning Manager.
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 is an opening for a representative of District II b (2018).
PORT CRESCENT PIONEER CEMETERY (2) The Board was established in 1974 to operate the Port Crescent Pioneer Cemetery. There are openings for (2)
SHERIFF’S CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (5) 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 Forks and unincorporated area; Quileute Tribe; Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe; Joyce; and Law and Justice.
SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (6) 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); Solid Waste Industry (West Waste Recycling) Alternate; Tribal Governments Alternate; City of Forks Alternate; and Business Community Alternate.
TRAILS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (4) Makes recommendations to the Board and other appointed bodies of Clallam County government regarding non-motorized transportation and trail-related issues. There are openings for representatives of Olympic National Park; Large Private Forest Company; Commercial Trail Business; Off-Road Motorized User Groups.
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 Street, Room 150, Port Angeles, or obtain the application online at: https://www.clallamcountywa.gov/636/Boards-Committees-and-Commissions
Current members with expiring terms are asked to provide a written statement by mail (223 East 4th Street, Suite 4, Port Angeles 98362), or email email@example.com
Applications must be received by close of business Friday, February 3, 2023.