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King County Boards and Commissions Recruitment

King County accepts applications for appointment to King County boards and commissions at any time. To apply for a position on a King County board or commission, applicants must complete a basic application form (PDF) and complete a King County Board of Ethics financial disclosure form (PDF).  Occasionally, some King County boards and commissions conduct recruitment to solicit for qualified candidates.

King County seeks to create an inclusive and accessible process for individuals who wish to serve on a King County board or commission.  We strive to ensure that King County boards and commissions are representative of the communities we serve.

Currently recruiting for qualified candidates are the following boards and commissions:

Children & Youth Advisory Board

The King County Children and Youth Advisory Board (CYAB) serves as the oversight and advisory body for Best Starts for Kids (BSK) and the King County Youth Action Plan (YAP).  With a strong emphasis on equity, members of the CYAB are individuals from throughout the region with the experience, knowledge, and information to aid county leaders as they consider policies, investments and outcomes related to children, families, youth and young adults.

The Children and Youth Advisory Board is currently seeking board members, ages 16 and up, to serve up to a three-year term.  Interested parties should contact Kerry Wade (kwade@kingcounty.gov) for more information and/or to receive an application packet.

For additional information on the King County Children and Youth Advisory Board, please visit our webpage: http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/community-human-services/initiatives/best-starts-for-kids/advisory-board.aspx

Seattle Ferry Advisory Committee

The Ferry Advisory Committee reports to the Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) and reports on problems experienced within the area served by the Washington State Ferries, particularly when the DOT is conducting a review of the tariffs and other ferry service questions.

The committee is comprised of 3 representatives serving four-year terms.

The committee must have at least one person representing an established ferry user group. Each member shall reside in the vicinity of the terminal they represent. Members are frequently asked to represent ferry patrons by serving on Ferry Planning Committees. At the time of appointment, not more than two members shall be from the same political party. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Rick Ybarra, Liaison for Boards & Commissions at 206-263-9651 or via email at rick.ybarra@kingcounty.gov

Solid Waste Advisory Committee

The King County Solid Waste Advisory Committee is soliciting applications for the following positions:

  • Agriculture Representative
  • Recycling Industry Representative

The SWAC provides convenient transfer and disposal services, innovative waste reduction and recycling programs, environmental monitoring of one active and a number of closed landfills throughout King County.  The division works with ratepayers, private industry, and cities to plan, develop, and implement solid waste and recycling programs.  Average time commitment is usually no more than 5 hours per month.

For more information on the Board and its activities, or to apply for an appointment to the board, please contact Roxanne.Malatesta@kingcounty.gov You can also apply for membership by clicking on the following link:  https://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/about/swac.asp.

 

Veterans Citizen Oversight Board

The King County Veterans Citizen Oversight Board is a King County Council nominated board - meaning each King County Councilmember nominates one individual residing in their district to serve as their council district representative. In addition, the King County Executive nominates and appoints three individuals who currently serve on the Veterans Advisory Board to serve as at-large representatives.

The board is responsible for monitoring the expenditure of levy proceeds designated for services for veterans, military personnel and their families, ensuring it is in accordance with the adopted Levy Service Improvement Plan. The primary criterion for membership is an interest in improving the lives of veterans, military personnel, and their families in our community. This board welcomes applicants with specific experience in veteran services.   

The Board is currently recruiting to fill the following district representative positions:

District 3 representative - Candidates must be nominated by King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, District 3, to serve in this position.  Please contact Councilmember Lambert's Office if you are interested in serving as the District 3 representative.  Her office number is 206-477-1003.

 District 5 representative - Candidates must be nominated by King County  Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, district 5, to serve in this position.  Please contact Councilmember Upthegrove's office if you are interested in serving as the district 5 representative.  His office number is 206-477-1005;

 District 6 representative - Candidates must be nominated by King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci, District 6, to serve in this position.  Please contact Councilmember Balducci's office if you are interested in serving as the district 6 representative.  Her office number is 206-477-1006; 

District 7 representative  - Candidates must be nominated by King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, district 7, to serve in this position.  Please contact Councilmember von Reichbauer's office if you are interested in serving as the District 7 representative.  His office number is 206-477-1007;  

For more information on the Board and its activities, please visit our webpage: http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/community-human-services/initiatives/levy/veterans-board.aspx or contact April Yee, Staff Liaison, at 206-477- 7560 or April.Yee@kingcounty.gov

To locate your Council District, please visit: http://kingcounty.gov/council/councilmembers/find_district.aspx