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Boards and Commissions

King County sponsors 49 community supported Boards and Commissions

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Boards and Commissions

King County Citizen Boards and Commissions

Following are brief descriptions of King County boards and commissions.  Board members are appointed by the King County Executive and confirmed by the King County Council:

Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services

Aging and Disability Services (ADS) is the designated Area Agency on Aging for King County. The sponsors are King County, the City of Seattle, and United Way of King County. The Seattle/King County Aging and Disability Services’ Advisory Council consists of 27 members, of which one third are sponsored by King County. The Advisory Council is a dedicated volunteer citizens group which represents older adults and individuals with disabilities within our community mandated by the Older Americans Act of 1964. The Advisory Council provides a key link between the community and the Area Agency on Aging in communicating the needs and concerns of older person.

For more information, about the Advisory Council click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/socialservices/CommunityServices/Boards/AdvisoryCouncilADS.aspx

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Agriculture Commission

The Commission advises the King County Executive and King County Council on agricultural policies and programs, including, but not limited to, existing and proposed legislation and regulations affecting commercial agriculture, land use issues as they impact agriculture, implementation of the livestock ordinance, and ways to maintain, enhance and promote agriculture and agricultural products in the region.

For more information about the Commission click on this link:  http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/waterandland/agriculture/commission.aspx

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Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Administrative Board

The duties and responsibilities of the Administrative Board are to: (1) identify and examine all relevant data to determine the chemical dependency service needs and priorities of County residents to inform the biennial planning process, (2) advise the County Council on the administration of county-contracted funds for chemical dependency services, (3) to review biennial quarterly progress reports prepared by staff and monitor the implementation of the biennial plan on an annual basis, (4) to advise the County Council on chemical dependency treatment and prevention service policy, priorities, and programs, and (5) review and recommend plans, budgets and applications submitted by the County to the State Department of Social and Health Services. The Board works closely with the King County Substance Abuse Coordinator to meet these responsibilities.

For more information about the Board click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/SubstanceAbuse/Boards/AdministrativeBoard.aspx

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Board for Developmental Disabilities

The Board for Developmental Disabilities is a 15-member citizen advisory board that provides oversight of community services for children with developmental delays, adults with developmental disabilities, and their families. The board develops plans for developmental disability services, advises on funding priorities, and advocates for increases in funding and improvements in services. Board members include family advocates, self-advocates, professionals and interested citizens.

For more information on the Board click on the following link:  http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/DDD/board.aspx

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Board of Appeals and Equalization

The Board of Appeals and Equalization is an independent body organized to adjudicate appeals of various determinations made by the Department of Assessments; examines other matters related to the assessment of County Property as provided by general law.  The board is comprised of seven members serving four-year terms. Board members must be able to dedicate 60 to 160 days for Board work per year (varies annually) and are compensated $250 per six hour board day; $150 for less than six hour board day.

For more information about the board click on the following link:  http://www.kingcounty.gov/property/PropertyTaxAppeals/about.aspx

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Board of Ethics

The King County Board of Ethics is a five-member administrative, advisory, and quasi-judicial board. Composed of citizen-volunteers from a variety of professional disciplines, the board renders advisory opinions on ethics issues, administers financial and consultant disclosure requirements, offers an education and training program, and hears appeals on findings of reasonable cause resulting from ethics investigations by the King County Office of Citizen Complaints--Ombudsman. The Board is comprised of five members serving three-year terms.  

For more information about the board click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/employees/ethics.aspx

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Charter Review Commission

The King County Charter provides us with a fundamental, underlying framework of how we govern our region. It requires that everyone, regardless of position or office, abide by a higher law. The Charter specifies that at least once every ten years, the Executive appoint a citizen commission to review the charter and recommend changes. In January 2007, King County began its fifth review of the Charter. The commission completed its work in May 2008 and won't meet again until 2016. 

For more detailed information on the Commission click on the following link: www.kingcounty.gov/exec/charter

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Citizens' Elections Oversight Committee

Ordinance 15453 and Ordinance 17273 created the current Citizens’ Elections Oversight Committee (CEOC). The committee is comprised of 14 members including two non-voting members; one each from the Secretary of State’s Office and the Washington State Association of County Auditors.

For more detailed information on the Committee click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/council/issues/CEOC.aspx

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CTV Citizens Advisory Committee

The CTV Citizens Advisory Committee develops policies and procedures and oversees the operation of the King County government access channel C-TV.  The Committee is comprised of 4 members serving 4-year terms.  Each board member is appointed to represents a different sector of the communications industry that includes broadcast, public relations, print media and social media/internet. Members are compensated at $50.00 per diem per day when attending to Committee business.

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Civil Rights Commission

The commission serves in an advisory capacity to the county executive and the council on matters concerning affirmative action, disability access, equal employment opportunity, contract compliance, fair housing, minority/woman business and public accommodations to ensure the consistent application of all county ordinances, rules and regulations concerning these programs. The powers of the commission shall be advisory only, and when the commission is granted authority to review, monitor, lead, report, identify, assess, evaluate, adopt, or perform, such actions shall be consistent with, and strictly limited to, offering advice and recommendations to the county executive and the county council.  The Commission is comprised of 12 members (9 members are nominated by the King County Council with each Councilmember nominating 1 person; 2 members are at large appointees selected by the County Executive and the Chair of the Section 504/ADA Advisory Committee is also a member). Members serve three year terms.

For more detailed information on the Commission click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/CivilRightsCommission.aspx

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Civil Service Commission

The King County Civil Service Commission helps ensure employment decisions in the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) are consistent with civil service rules. The Commission is comprised of 3 members serving 6 year terms. A Commissioner may not hold any salaried public office or engage in County employment, other than Commission duties, until his/her term has expired. Members must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the County for two years immediately preceding appointment, and an elector of the County.

For more detailed information on the Commission click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/audience/employees/careers/civil-service.aspx

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Conservation Futures Citizen Oversight Committee

King County’s Conservation Futures tax levy (CFT) is a dedicated portion of property taxes collected on all property throughout the county and its cities, for the purpose of purchasing urban and rural open space. Ordinance 14717 directs the King County Conservation Futures Citizens Committee to make recommendations on open space acquisition funding allocations. The Committee annually reviews applications for CFT funding, and recommends funding allocations, scope changes and funding re-allocations between projects. Projects funded with CFT must have dollar-for dollar matching funds, which leverages the benefits of the program. In conjunction with the CFT annual allocation recommendation process, the Committee also makes an annual recommendation for King County Parks Levy funds dedicated to open space acquisition in unincorporated King County.  The Committee is comprised of 16 members (9 appointed by the King County Council with each Councilmember nominating one person, plus 3 at-large positions appointed by the Executive and 4 at-large positions appointed by the Council).  Committee members serve 4 year terms.

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Cultural Development Authority, dba 4Culture

A 15-member Board of Directors governs 4Culture, with individuals representing the broad cultural, geographic and ethnic diversity of King County, as well as backgrounds in arts, heritage, historic preservation, and public art, finance, tourism, education, real estate and government relations. 4Culture Board members bring an impressive wealth of experience and knowledge to their roles and are primarily responsible for: organizational financial oversight; securing and maintaining resources from all levels of government; advocacy, especially regarding resources; setting policy relevant to the organization as a whole; and serving as the public face of 4Culture.  The Board is comprised of 15 members serving 3 year terms.  Membership requirements include:  Directors shall have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of cultural resources, shall be active and experienced in community and civic issues and concerns, and shall have the ability to evaluate the needs of cultural constituencies in the region as a whole.

 

For more detailed information on 4Culture click on the following link:  http://www.4culture.org/about/leadership/index.htm

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Deferred Compensation Plan Board, King County Employees

Membership is based on Executive Policy PER 10-31 (AEP)

The King County Employees Deferred Compensation Plan Board oversees the operation of the County’s deferred compensation program on behalf of the County and Plan participants. The board is comprised of 9 members, which includes 4 participant representatives, 3 Ex-Officio members, 1 Council representative and 1 Executive representative.  Members serve 3 year terms with no term limit.  Members must be participants in the Plan.  Employee representatives must demonstrate ability to work with diverse groups to accomplish complex tasks.  Experience with managing financial programs is desired.  The Membership Committee Chair nominates prospective board members and the board confirms the appointment.  No Executive appointment or Council confirmation required.

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Emergency Management Advisory Committee

The Emergency Management Advisory Committee (EMAC) was originally formed in 1993 and was established by ordinance in 1999. The EMAC acts in an advisory capacity to the King County executive, council and office of emergency management on emergency management matters, and facilitates the coordination of regional emergency planning in King County.  The Committee is comprised of 28 primary members and 17 alternates, serving 3 year terms.

For more detailed information on the Committee click on the following link:  http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/prepare/EmergencyManagementProfessionals/Plans/HomelandSecurity/EMAC_Region6HomelandSecurityCouncil.aspx

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Employee-Based Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/ Affirmative Action (AA) Advisory Committee

Membership is based on Executive Policy PER 22-5 (AEP)

To review and make recommendations regarding EEO and AA strategies, systems, policies and guidelines; reviewing the EEO/Affirmative Action Plan and updates with HRD, and making recommendations regarding its adoption to the King County Executive, and reviewing semi-annual and annual Affirmative Action progress reports and advising the County Executive accordingly.  The Committee has 21 representatives (each King County Department will have one representative per 1,000 regular employees).  Members serve 3 year terms and must be King County employees.  The board meets on the  2nd Thursday of the month, from 1:30pm - 3:30pm, Chinook Bldg, conference room 115, on the first floor, 401 Fifth Avenue, Seattle.

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Employee Giving Program Committee

The purpose of the Employee Giving Program Committee, are to: recommend rules consistent with K.C.C. Chapter 3.36 to the council as necessary and to coordinate the Employee Giving Program.  The Committee is comprised of 15 King County employees serving 2-year terms. Meeting dates Committee meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., at the King County Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, 2nd Floor, Mimosa Room, Seattle, WA 98104. 

For more detailed information on the EGPC click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/employees/giving/AboutEGP/Committee.aspx

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Fauntleroy 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 Fauntleroy FAC represents the residents and business groups of West Seattle pertaining to Washington State Ferries operations through the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal. This includes advising or informing WSF management of issues and concerns relating to sailing schedules, ferry operation, and community interests.  The Committee is comprised of 3 members serving 4-year terms.  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.  The Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, at 7:00pm.

For more detailed information on the FFAC click on the following link: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/CommuterUpdates/pub_meetings

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Fire Code Advisory & Appeals Board

The Board was created to determine the suitability of alternate materials or methods of construction and provides for reasonable interpretation of provisions of the International Fire Code and other applicable nationally recognized standards. The Board adopts reasonable rules and regulations for conducting its investigation, and renders decisions and findings, which are usually advisory. The Board may also recommend legislation.  The board is comprised of 5 members serving 4-year terms.  The board meets on an as needed basis to hear appeals. No appears were heard in 2014. When a meeting is held, it will likely be held at the King County DDES offices in Renton. 

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Harborview Medical Center Board of Trustees

The Board, as the representative authority of King County, oversees the provision of health-care services in order to assure that high quality health care is made available to King County residents.  The board is comprised of 13 members (9 positions are appointed by Council District with each Councilmember nominating one person to represent their district. The remaining 4 positions are appointed as Council at-large positions). Board members serve 4-year terms, with a 3-term limit. The board meets the fourth Thursday of each month at from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., at the Harborview Medical Center, in the boardroom, Ground Center Tower, Room 72.

For more detailed information on the Board of Trustees click on the following link:  Website link: http://www.uwmedicine.org/harborview/about/board-of-trustees

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King County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is responsible for administering Federal public housing and Section 8 programs and a broad range of other housing and services for low income households in incorporated and unincorporated King County outside of the cities of Seattle and Renton.  The Authority presently owns or controls 8,678 units of housing and provides rental subsidies to over 10,700 additional households through its Section 8 voucher program. The Board is comprised of 5 members serving 5-year terms. One board member must be a public housing or Section 8 participant.  Meetings are held once a month, on the second Wednesday, at 8:30 am, at the King County Housing Authority Administrative Offices, 600 Andover Park W., Tukwila, WA, 98188.

For more detailed information about the KCHA board of commissioners click on the following link: http://www.kcha.org/about/board/

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International Airport Roundtable

The King County International Airport Roundtable, provides advice, oversight and assistance to the Airport Director, King County Executive and King County Council on the airport budget, programs, regulations, master plans, noise reduction strategies and other related matters.  The Roundtable consists of eight members representing the following communities: Georgetown; Magnolia/North Seattle; South Seattle/Tukwila; Renton/Kent/South King County; Beacon Hill/Rainier Valley; West Seattle; Unincorporated; and At-Large; four tenant representatives (cargo operator, small general aviation operator, corporate operator, and Boeing); one representative from the Pilots Association; one member representing indirect users of airport services; and two labor representatives. In addition, the Federal Aviation Authority may designate one ex-officio non-voting member.  The Roundtable meets on the 2nd Monday of each month, from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (no meeting in August) at the Airport Terminal Bldg, Room 110, 7277 Perimeter Rd S, Seattle, WA, 98108.

For more detailed information about the Roundtable click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/Airport/Roundtable.aspx

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Investment Pool Advisory Committee

The King County Investment Pool Advisory Committee (IPAC) provides the County's Executive Finance Committee (EFC) with feedback and advice regarding policies, practices and fee structure for the county's $4.5 billion investment pool. The Committee is comprised of 10 members serving 2-year terms (with the exception of the Treasury manager permanent member). Committee members mostly represent the entities that participate in the investment pool. Members must include two representatives from school districts, one from a water/sewer district, one from a fire district, and two representatives from other types of districts participating in the pool. King County is represented by two county fund managers as well as the Treasury Operations Manager. A private citizen, who is an investment professional with no ties to the county or to investment pool members, rounds out the committee. The Committee meets quarterly on the 1st Thursday of the month, from 9:00-10:30am, in the Chinook Bldg, Dahlia Conference Room, 401 5th Ave, Seattle, WA.

For more detailed information about the IPAC click ont he following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/Finance/Treasury/InvestmentPool.aspx

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Landmarks Commission

The King County Landmarks Commission works to preserve the county's historic and archaeological resources through: 1) landmark designation and protection 2) administration of special incentives to encourage preservation 3) technical assistance to heritage organizations, heritage specialists, landmark property owners and representatives, tribal governments, and city, county, and state agency staff, and 4) advocacy and education about the value of historic preservation. The Commission meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from 4:30-6:30pm, in Suite 700 of the King Street Center, 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA, unless it is sitting as the local Commission for one of the cities. City commission meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month from 7:00-9:00pm, in the city where business needs to be conducted. In addition to monthly meetings of the full commission, commissioners also rotate membership on the Design Review Committee. The DRC meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00am to noon in Suite 700 of the King Street Center.

For more detailed information about he Landmarks Commission click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/property/historic-preservation/landmarks-commission.aspx

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Library System Board of Trustees

The King County Library System is a completely separate entity from King County government.  King County has no say over the day-to-day operations of the KCLS.  However, in accordance with RCW 27.12, King County is responsible for appointing the 5 members of the Board of Trustees. 

The KCLS Board is responsible for the governance of the King County Rural Library District, an independent taxing district serving residents of King County and other unincorporated areas of the county. It is responsible for the adoption of policies, bylaws, rules and regulations, as well as approval of both the annual operating budget and wages and benefits for more than 1,200 staff.  The Board hires the Library Director and conducts an annual performance review. Trustees serve 5-year terms with a 2-term limit.  The Board meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the KCLS Service Center in Issaquah. Four times each year, they meet at various libraries.

For more detailed information on the KCLS Board of Trustees, click on the following link: http://www.kcls.org/about/board/

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Mental Health Advisory Board

The Mental Health Advisory Board (MHAB) reviews and provides comments on community mental health plans and policies developed by King County, reviews reports from the Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division (MHCADSD) and recommends further study or changes as necessary, and provides education and information to the residents of King County regarding mental illness and public mental health services. The Board is comprised of 17 members serving 3-year terms.  The Board meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month, except in August for summer break, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the King County Chinook Building, conference room 126, 401 Fifth Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104.

For more detailed information on the MHAB click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/MentalHealth/Board.aspx

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Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Oversight Committee

The Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) Oversight Committee is an advisory body to the Executive and Council. Its purpose is to ensure that the implementation and evaluation of the strategies and programs funded by the MIDD sales tax revenue are transparent, accountable, collaborative and effective. The Committee is comprised of 30 members serving 4-year terms.  The Committee meets every other even month (sometimes monthly - if a 'special meeting' is called) on the 4th Thursday of the month, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., with a networking lunch from 11:45 am to 12:15 p.m.. Meetings are scheduled in the Chinook Building, conference rooms 121-123, located at 401 Fifth Ave, Seattle, WA.

For detailed information on the MIDD click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/MHSA/MIDDPlan/MIDDCommittees.aspx

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Museum of Flight Authority Board of Directors

The Museum of Flight Authority Board of Directors undertakes, assists with, and facilitates the development and operation of a first-class air and space museum.  The Board is comprised of 7 members serving 3-year terms. Date and times of meetings are as necessary and as work load presents itself. In addition, the Board meets each December. The location is at the Museum of Flight, 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA, except for the December meeting which is often held at the Rainier Club in downtown Seattle.

For more detailed information on the Board click on the following link: http://www.museumofflight.org

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Noxious Weed Control Board

The King County Noxious Weed Control Board sets the county noxious weed control priorities and budgets, annually adopts the noxious weed list, and administers the Noxious Weed Control Program throughout the county according to the requirements of RCW 17.10.  The Board, which has regulatory authority, represents the people of the county as a whole.  The primary mission of the weed board is to educate landowners to be responsible stewards of the land and resources of King County by protecting and preserving all lands and natural resources of the county from the degrading impact of invasive noxious weeds; and to provide quality, timely and responsive service to the residents of King County.  The Board is comprised of 5 members serving 4-year terms and one non-voting member from WSU Extension Office. The Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 4-6 p.m., typically at the Mercer Island Library, small conference room, 4408 - 88th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA

For more detailed information on the NWCB click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/animalsAndPlants/noxious-weeds/weed-control-board.aspx

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Parks Levy Oversight Committee

The mission of the Parks Levy Oversight Board is to review the Parks and Recreation Division’s expenditures of the six-year parks Operating and Maintenance Levy and the accompanying Open Space and Trails levy to confirm that the levies were spent in compliance with the levy ordinances.  The Committee is comprised of 9 members (each Councilmember nominates one individual to serve as their district representative on the Committee) serving 3-year terms.  The Committee meets twice a year and as needed.

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Personnel Board

The King County Personnel Board is a five member board, created by the County Charter (See Article 5, Section 540) for the purpose of hearing and deciding certain kinds of appeals from County employees who are members of the Career Service and choose not to pursue a grievance procedure under an applicable bargaining agreement, if any.  The board is comprised of 5 members serving a 5-year term.  Board members receive per diem of $100 for official Board work of more than three hours. A per diem of $75 is paid for official Board work of three hours or less. The Board meets and schedules hearings as needed on selected Friday mornings, usually starting at 9:00 a.m., in the Board's main hearing room, Room 510, KC Admin Bldg.
Website link: None

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Public Defense Advisory Board

The board shall regularly review the activities and plans of the department of public defense, make recommendations to the county public defender on matters concerning the department, advise the executive and council on matters of equity and social justice related to public defense, prepare the reports required by the enabling legislation and such other reports as the board may deem appropriate. The Board is comprised of 11 members serving 3-year terms. The Board will meet at least once every two months. Board members will not be compensated but may be reimbursed fr parking expenses int eh King County parking garage when attending meetings of the committee.

For further information about the PDAP click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/public-defense/PublicDefenseAdvisoryBoard.aspx

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Regional Communications Board

(Membership is based on Ordinance 10464 and 10956)
The King County Regional Communications Board (KCRCB) is responsible for oversight of the regional 800 MHz trunked radio system.  The KCRCB operates as a joint board pursuant to Chapter 39.34 RCW.  Each sub-regional entity that owns and operates a portion of the system (EPSCA, Valley Com, the City of Seattle, and King County) have one seat on the Board, and an at-large member represents the interests of user agencies who do not have a controlling vote in one of the owner sub-regional entities. The board is comprised of 5 members serving 3-year terms.  The board meets the third Tuesday of every month at the Renton King County Regional Communications and Emergency Coordination Center, at 1:30 p.m., in the training room, 3511 2nd Avenue, Renton, WA 98056.

For more detailed information about the KCRCB click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/it/it-services/radio/RCB.aspx

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Regional Human Services Citizen Oversight Board

The King County Regional Human Services Citizen Oversight Board (RHSCOB) monitors the expenditure of the portion of Veterans and Human Services (VHS) Levy revenues designated for regional health and human services for low-income people in need. The board consists of 12 members, nine nominated by each of the County Councilmembers and three appointed by the King County Executive. The board ensures services are provided in accordance with the adopted VHS Levy Service Improvement Plan and reports semi-annually to the King County Executive and the Metropolitan King County Council on the expenditure of levy proceeds.  In addition, the board will make recommendations to the County Executive and the County Council as to whether the levy should be renewed after its 2017 expiration date, or if there should be a replacement proposition.  The board is comprised of 12 members serving 3-year terms. The board meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month, from 2 - 4 p.m., at rotating meeting locations.

For more detailed information about the RHSCOB click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/DCHS/Services/Levy/BoardRHS.aspx

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Rural Forest Commission

Advises the Executive and Council in their efforts to conserve forest land and encourage sustainable forestry in the rural area and on County-owned land. The Commission applies its efforts to making forestry viable in King County’s rural areas and reducing the rate at which forest is converted to other land uses. The board is comprised of 13 members serving 3-year terms. The Commission meets on the third Thursday in January and the second Thursday in the months of March, May, July, September and November.

For more detailed information about the RFC click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/waterandland/forestry/ruralforestcommission.aspx

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Seattle Ferry Advisory Committee

The Seattle 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. The SFAC represents the residents and business groups of Seattle pertaining to Washington State Ferries operations through the Colman Dock Ferry Terminal. The Seattle FAC is to be comprised of 3 members serving 4-year terms.

For more detailed information on the SFAC click on the following link: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/CommuterUpdates/pub_meetings

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Seattle Transitional Grant Area HIV Planning Council

The Seattle Transitional Grant Area (TGA) HIV Planning Council is a requirement of the federal Ryan White Act, which also funds its activities.  The Council has the responsibility to assess the need for care services for people living with HIV (PLWH) in King, Snohomish and Island Counties, and to identify gaps in services not covered by other programs. It then allocates over $6 million per year in Ryan White Part A funds to fill the gaps in those services. The Council also has a variety of other responsibilities including comprehensive planning, assessing administrative mechanisms related to the contract process, and following federal rules related to membership and processes.  The Planning Council is comprised of up to 40 members serving 2-year terms.  The Planning Council meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., usually at the 2100 Building--2100 24th Avenue South.

For more detailed information about the Planning Council click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/communicable/hiv/pc.aspx

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Solid Waste Advisory Committee

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) is an advisory body that is required under Washington State law (RCW 70.95.165) and created in King County Code 10.28. The committee provides input on solid waste management issues and policies that affect county residents and the services they receive.  The committee is balanced geographically and includes recipients of solid waste services, representatives from public interest groups, labor, waste management industry, manufacturers located in King County, local elected officials and recycling and marketing interests.  The Committee is comprised of up to 20 members serving 3-year terms.  The Committee meets on the 3rd Friday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 am in the 8th Floor Conference Center at King Street Center, 201 S Jackson, Seattle, WA.

For more detailed information on the SWAC click on the following link: http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/about/swac.asp

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Transit Advisory Commission

The King County Transit Advisory Commission improves transit services, planning, and programs by advising Metro’s staff members and general manager, the King County Executive and Council, local jurisdictions, and subarea transportation boards concerning transit policy issues. The commission’s role is to: advise Metro on the inception and development of long-range planning efforts; advise Metro and King County on issues essential to transit service in King County, including matters of concern to the elderly and persons with disabilities; and serve as a resource for inter-jurisdictional transit promotion and coordination.  The Commission is comprised of 18 members serving 2 year terms.  The Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 6:00 p.m., in the 8th Floor Conference Room of the King Street Center, 201 South Jackson, Seattle.

For more detailed information on the TAC click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/MetroTransit/AdvisoryGroups/TransitAdvisoryCommission.aspx

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Transportation Concurrency Expert Review Panel

The Transportation Concurrency Expert Review Panel was formed by the King County Council to review changes to the Transportation Concurrency Management Program.  Proposed changes will be identified by the King County Department of Transportation, Road Services Division, working with the panel.  The panel will provide its review and findings to the County Council at the same time the King County Executive sends proposed program changes and the annual report on concurrency to the King County Council.  The Panel is comprised of 6 members serving 3-year terms.  The Panel does not have a regular meeting schedule. There is at least one meeting per year, and 3-4 meetings in years in which changes are proposed to the transportation concurrency management program.  The TCERP meetings usually last 2 hours in the morning or afternoon, and are held in the King Street Center, 201 S Jackson St., Seattle, WA.

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Vashon - Maury Island Groundwater Protection Committee

The Vashon - Maury Island Groundwater Protection Committee is tasked with tracking and advising on the protection of groundwater resources.  Specific responsibilities include: advising the King County Executive and Council on Groundwater issues; monitoring, participating in and advising County elected officials, municipalities, special purpose districts, water and sewer utilities, and water purveyors on implementation of the Vashon - Maury Island Ground Water Management Plan (GWMP); making policy and program recommendations to support the protection of groundwater resources; and coordinating community groundwater needs with local organizations.  The Committee is comprised of 10 members serving 3 year terms.  The Committee meets quarterly from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., at the Vashon Fire Station Facilities at 10020 SW Bank Rd in the Vashon Town Center area.

For more detailed information on the VMIGPC click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/waterandland/groundwater/management-areas/vashon-maury-island-gwma/committee.aspx

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Veterans Program Advisory Board

The King County Veterans Advisory Board (KCVAB) is mandated by RCW 73.08.005. The Board elects members from within their respective federally chartered veteran organizations such as the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Vietnam Veterans of American. Elections are held each February. The board works in conjunction with the King County Veterans Program to identify and meet the needs of veterans and their families living in King County.  The board is comprised of up to 17 members serving 2-year terms. The Advisory Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at 10:30am, in the conference room at the Renton WorkSource offices where the King County Veterans' Program is located (Except July and August).

For more detailed information about the VPAB click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/socialservices/veterans/AdvisoryBoards/VeteransProgramAdvisoryBoard.aspx

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Veterans Citizen Oversight Board

The King County Veterans Citizen Oversight Board (VCOB) monitors the expenditure of the portion of Veterans and Human Services (VHS) Levy revenues designated for services for veterans, military personnel and their families. The board ensures services are provided in accordance with the adopted VHS Levy Service Improvement Plan and reports annually to the King County Executive and the King County Council on the expenditure of levy proceeds.  In addition, the board will make recommendations to the County Executive and the County Council as to whether the levy should be renewed after its 2017 expiration date, or if there should be a replacement proposition.The board consists of 12 members serving 3-year terms (9 nominated by each of the County Councilmembers and three at-large members nominated and appointed by the King County Executive from the Veteran’s Advisory Board membership. The Board meets on the third Thursday of each month from 2:00pm - 4:00pm, at rotating locations.

For more detailed information on the VCOB please click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/DCHS/Services/Levy/BoardVeteran.aspx

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Washington State Boundary Review Board for King County

The Washington State Boundary Review Board for King County was created in 1967 under a mandate established by the State of Washington (RCW 36.93). The Boundary Review Board operates as an independent entity in order to fulfill its legislative responsibilities. The Boundary Review Board is funded by King County as prescribed in RCW 36.93.080.  The board is comprised of 11 members (The Governor, County Executive and Cities of King County each appoint 3 members. Special Purpose Districts select 2 members), serving a 4-year term.  Members are compensated at a rate of $50 per day when conducting Board business. Regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., at the Bellevue Fire Station located at 12412 SE 69th Way in Bellevue.

For more detailed information about the BRB click on the following link: www.kingcounty.gov/property/annexations/About

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Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District

The District is an independent, municipal corporation whose responsibility it is to site, design, build and operate an excellent and attractive baseball park that is an asset to the community and the region.  The PFD works both to protect and to leverage the value of this publicly-owned asset on transportation, zoning and development issues in neighborhoods adjacent to the ballpark.  The District is comprised of 7 members (4 King County Executive appointments / 3 appointed by the Washington State Governor) serving 4-year terms. The board meets quarterly on the 1st Tuesday in March, June, September and December, at 4:00 p.m., at the SAFECO Field Interview Room.

For more detailed information about the District click on the following link: http://www.ballpark.org/board.aspx

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Women's Advisory Board

The Women’s Advisory Board (WAB) meets to discuss and gather information on the needs of women and their families. As needs become known, the WAB members develop and provide recommendations to the Executive and the King County Council.  The Board is comprised of 15 members (9 Council district representatives; 4 Council nominated at-large representatives; and 2 Executive nominated at-large positions) serving 3 year terms. Board meeting are held bimonthly from 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., most often at the YWCA Greenbridge Career Center Conference Room, 9720 8th Avenue SW, Seattle.

For more detailed information about the Board click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/socialservices/CommunityServices/Boards/WomensAdvisoryBoard.aspx

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