Clallam County seeks volunteers for various boards/committees

  • Fri Nov 1st, 2019 12:57pm
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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.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD (6)

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, a Private Provider of Chemical Dependency Services not contracting for funding, an Advocate for Chemical Dependency/Mental Health Services, a Consumer/Past Consumer of Chemical Dependency/Mental Health Services, an At-large, and a Salish Behavioral Health Organization.

BOARD OF HEALTH (2)

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 representatives of an At-large, and a City Council Member position.

BOUNDARY REVIEW BOARD (3)

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 Governor Appointee, Cities Appointee, and Special District Appointee.

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, 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.

CARLSBORG COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL (6)

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 within UGA exclusive of any manufactured/mobile home community, 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.

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 are openings for representatives of (3) At-large positions.

CLALLAM BAY/SEKIU SEWER ADVISORY COMMITTEE (3)

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 (3) 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 (5)

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 (5) committee member positions.

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 the City of Port Angeles and Arts/Photography.

HERITAGE ADVISORY BOARD (4)

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 (2) District I, District II and District III.

HOMELESSNESS TASK FORCE (10)

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 Health and Human Services Department, Tribal Government, Healthcare providers, United Way, WorkSource, Law and Justice System, Faith Community, (2) Homeless or Formerly Homeless and Advocate for veterans’ issues.

LODGING TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE (2)

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 are openings for representatives for a collector of the tax and a potential user of fund.

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 Conservation/Environmental, from District I, and of the Development Community.

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 a member position.

NORTH PACIFIC COAST MARINE RESOURCES (2)

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 representatives of a Clallam County Citizen (Scientific Community), and Clallam County Citizen (Recreational Groups).

OLYMPIC AREA AGENCY ON AGING (03A) ADVISORY COUNCIL (2)

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, [email protected] for more info. Monthly meetings held in Shelton; mileage reimbursed and lunch included. There are openings for representatives of (2) committee member positions.

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 operations and carrying out Board policies. There is an opening for a representative of Clallam County.

PERMIT ADVISORY BOARD (10)

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, Economic Development Council, Environmental Consultant, Propane/Woodstove Contractor, Manufactured Homes/Mobile Home Association, Land Surveyor, and ex officio-Planning Manager.

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 a, District II c and District III b.

PORT CRESCENT PIONEER CEMETERY (2)

The Board was established in 1974 to operate the Port Crescent Pioneer Cemetery. There are openings for (2) committee member positions.

SHERIFF’S CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (9)

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, City of Port Angeles, Makah Tribe, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Joyce and Law and Justice

SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (8)

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 Government Alternate, City of Forks Alternate, Business Community, Business Community Alternate and Agriculture Community Category.

TRAILS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (3)

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 Western Area Trails Advocacy Group, Olympic National Park, 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 East 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, Nov. 22, 2019.