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Thank you for your interest in King County boards and commissions. King County currently has more than 55 active boards and commissions comprised of over 650 volunteers. These volunteers advise the King County Executive and the King County Council on policies and programs affecting residents who reside in King County.

If you are interested in reading about our boards and commissions - their membership, and their accomplishments in 2018, click on this hyperlink Annual Report (PDF, 6760KB) to view the King County Executive's annual report on citizen boards and commissions.

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 reflective of the community we serve.

 If you have questions on the application process or about a particular board/commission, please contact Rick Ybarra, Liaison for Boards and Commissions, King County Executive Office, 401 Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Seattle, Washington 98104, Direct Phone Line: 206-263-9651 or via email at

"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in."