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King County Boards and Commissions Currently Recruiting: 

King County accepts applications from individuals seeking an appointment to a King County board or commission at any time. To apply for a position on a King County board or commission, individuals must complete a basic application form (PDF).  If appointed to a King County board or commission, newly appointed board members will also be required to complete a King County Board of Ethics financial disclosure form (PDF).

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:

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 Colman Dock terminal. 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

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 You can also apply for membership by clicking on the following link

Women's Advisory Board

The King County Council is currently seeking applicants interested in serving on the King County Women's Advisory Board as council district representatives.  The Board makes recommendations to the King County Executive and King County Council to ensure the needs, rights and well-being of women are taken into account by county government.  Individuals interested in serving on the Board must reside in King County.

The King County Women's Advisory Board is a council-nominated board - meaning that each King County Council members gets to nominate someone residing in their district to serve as their district representative on the Board.  There are currently three (3) district representative positions vacant on the Board, and 1 Executive at-large representative.  If you reside in one of the King County Council districts listed below, and you are interested in serving on the King County Women's Advisory Board, please contact your King County Councilmember's Office:   

  • District 2 representative - contact King County Councilmember Larry Gossett's Office at 206-477-1002;    
  • District 8 representative - contact King County Councilmember Joe McDermott's Office at 206-477-1008.
  • Exec at-large representative - contact Allison Jurkovich at email below.

Please contact Allison Jurkovich, Staff Liaison to the King County Women's Advisory Board, for further information about the Board or the application process.  She can be reached via email at or directly at 206-263-3144.

To find your Council district, please click on the following link: