Openings for County Advisory Boards and Committees

The Board of Clallam County Commissioners announces openings on Advisory Boards and Committees. Specific categories are noted where applicable.


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; Private provider of substance use disorders services not contracting for funding; Consumer/past consumer of mental health services; Services for Homeless.


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 II; Alternate Member.


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; ICC Certified Building Official, Building Inspector, or Plans Examiner.


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).


The Advisory Board shall recommend to the Board of County Commissioners criteria for selection of the projects to be funded. The Advisory Board shall also make annual or more frequent recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for projects to be funded as part of the conservation futures program and shall develop strategic, long-term plans for the program. All recommendations of the Program Advisory Board shall be forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners for final action. There is an opening for representative of North Olympic Land Trust Alternate (ex-officio member)


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 (2) committee members.


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; Serenity House Alternate; Law and Justice System Alternate; Faith Community; Faith Community Alternate; Business Community, Business Community Alternate; Homeless or formerly homeless; (3) Homeless or formerly homeless Alternates; At-large; Atlarge Alternate; Advocate for youth issues; Advocate for youth issues Alternate.


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; Marine Related Recreation and Tourism Alternate and District II Alternate.


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 position.


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 open position for one representative of Clallam County.


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; ex officio-Planning Manager.


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; Law and Justice.


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; Solid Waste Industry (Waste Connection); Tribal Governments; Tribal Governments Alternate; City of Forks Alternate; Business Community Alternate; Agriculture Community Category Alternate.


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; 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 Street, Room 150, Port Angeles, or obtain the application online at:

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 protected]

Applications must be received by close of business Friday, May 20, 2022