CLALLAM COUNTY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR VARIOUS BOARDS/COMMITTEES

  • Thu Aug 26th, 2021 12:27pm
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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 (7)

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

(3) Non-farmer At-large.

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 an Alternate Member representative.

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 Governor Appointee and Special District Appointee.

BUILDING CODE BOARD OF APPEALS (4)

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; ICC Certified Fire Marshal, Fire Inspector, or Fire Plan Examiner and 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 Highway 101 commercial zone; 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 (2) At-large positions and a Business Owner (Clallam Bay/Sekiu Chamber of Commerce).

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 Crescent School District Alternate; Grange and Area business owner or individual who owns commercially zoned property.

HOMELESSNESS TASK FORCE (30)

Commissioners on various matters related to the issues regarding homelessness in Clallam County. There are openings for representatives of Health and Human Services Department Alternate; City government of Forks; City government of Forks Alternate; City government of Sequim Alternate; Tribal government of Jamestown S’Klallam; Tribal government of Jamestown S’Klallam 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; Peninsula Housing Authority Alternate; Mental health/substance use providers Alternate; Department of Social and Health Services Alternate; West End service providers Alternate; Olympic Community Action Programs Alternate; United Way Alternate; WorkSource; WorkSource Alternate; Law and justice system Alternate; Faith community Alternate; Business community Alternate; (3) Homeless or formerly homeless Alternate; At-large Alternate; Advocate for youth issues and Advocate for youth issues Alternate.

MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE (10)

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 Sequim City Council Alternate; Port of Port Angeles Commission Alternate; Makah Tribe; Makah Tribe Alternate; Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe; Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Alternate; At Large Alternate; Marine Related Recreation and Tourism Alternate; Conservation/Environmental Alternate and District I Alternate.

NORTH PACIFIC COAST MARINE RESOURCES (1)

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 is an opening for a representative of Clallam County.

NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL BOARD (2)

Oversees the control and eradication of noxious weed infestations in the County. There are openings for representatives of Geographic Area 3 and Geographic Area 4.

PARK AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD (2)

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 are openings for (2) committee member positions.

PERMIT ADVISORY BOARD (11)

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; Homebuilders’ Association; Propane/Woodstove Contractor; Manufactured Homes/Mobile Home Association; ex officio – Environmental Health Division Manager 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 a.

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 (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; Lower Elwha 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 Solid Waste Industry (West Waste Recycling); Solid Waste Industry (West Waste Recycling) Alternate; Tribal Governments; Tribal Governments Alternate; City of Forks Alternate; Business Community; Business Community Alternate and Agriculture Community Category 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. There are openings for representatives of Olympic National Park; Large Private Forest Company; Off-Road Motorized User Groups; U.S. Forest Service (ex-officio member) and Peninsula Trails Coalition.

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, 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 (360) 417-2493, mail (223 East 4th Street, Suite 4, Port Angeles 98362), or email [email protected] Applications must be received by close of business Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021.