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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:

King County International Airport Roundtable    

King County is seeking volunteers interested in serving on the King County International Airport Roundtable.  The Roundtable is an advisory board that makes recommendations to the airport's administrators, the King County Executive and King County Council.  The Roundtable is comprised of 16 members representing aviation-related businesses and communities interested in airport issues. The Roundtable also has one ex-officio member from the Federal Aviation Administration.  Members serve 3-year terms - with a 2-term limit.

Individuals interested in serving as community representatives must reside in the communities they wish to represent. If you are interested in serving on the King County International Airport Roundtable, we are currently accepting applications to fill three (3) community representative positions, including a: 

    To apply, please download and complete the application form located on the "How to Apply for a Board or Commission" page (webpage tabs are located on the left of your screen).  Half way down the page, you will find a "Basic Application" hyperlink.  Just click on the hyperlink and the application form will appear.  Individuals appointed to serve on the Roundtable will also be required to complete a King County Ethics Office financial disclosure form.  Roundtable members are appointed by the King County Executive and confirmed by the King County Council.

    If you have any questions about the Roundtable, please contact the King County International Airport Office at 206-296-7380.  For questions about the appointment process, please contact Rick Ybarra, Liaison for boards and commissions, King County Executive Office, at Rick.Ybarra@kingcounty.gov

    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 rick.ybarra@kingcounty.gov

    WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee

    The WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee is responsible for reviewing, ranking, and making recommendations for funding through the WaterWorks competitive grant program. WaterWorks funds projects that improve water quality in the King County

    Wastewater Treatment Division Service Area

    Nearly $2 million are awarded every two years for a variety of projects, including green stormwater infrastructure (rain gardens and cisterns), education and community engagement, research and monitoring, and stream and river bank restoration.

    The Committee has 13 members--9 Council district representatives nominated by King County Councilmembers; 3 representatives for MWPAAC (Metropolitan Water Pollution Advisory Committee) nominated by MWPAAC and the King County Executive; and 1 water quality technical specialist nominated by the King County Executive. Members serve 3 year terms with a 2 term limit.

    There are currently five positions open. Please contact Elizabeth Loudon, WaterWorks Grant Manager, for more information (elizabeth.loudon@kingcounty.gov, 206-477-4297), or work directly with the Councilmember offices. To apply,

    If interested in seeking an appointment, please click on this the following hyperlink for the application.  For these positions candidates must be nominated by the Councilmember. To find out what district you live in or see the district map,

    visit this page

    Council District 2 Position; contact Councilmember Zahilay’s office at 206-477-1002.

    Council District 7 Position; contact Councilmember von Reichbauer’s office at 206-477-1007.

    Council District 8 Position; contact Councilmember McDermott’s office at 206-477-1008.

    Council District 9 Position; contact Councilmember Dunn’s office at 206-477-1009.


    Terms are 3 years; committee members attend 5-7 meetings/year in the grant review year (odd years) and 1-2 meetings in the off years (even years). Members are expected to read several hundred pages of application materials per grant cycle. Members must have:

    Experience or interest in water quality issues, Live in the WTD Service Area      Experience or interest in grants, contracts, Ability to evaluate proposals using criteria, Ability to work with a committee or group to reach consensus decisions

    Learn more about WaterWorks at www.kingcounty.gov/waterworks-grants