King County 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:
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 Advisory Council on Aging and Disability Services consists of 27 members, of which one third are appointed by King County. The Advisory Council is a dedicated volunteer 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.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/ads
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.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/agriculture
The Behavioral Health Advisory Board is mandated by Washington State law to advise King County on the development of plans and policies for the operation of the publicly funded behavioral health system in King County. The board provides policy direction, prioritizes and advocates for service needs, oversees evaluation of services, and provides public information. The state law mandated that this board would be created by merging the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Administrative Board and the Mental Health Advisory Board.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/bhab
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.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/appeals
The Board for Developmental Disabilities is a 15-member 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 residents.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/bdd
The King County Board of Ethics is a five-member administrative, advisory, and quasi-judicial board. Composed of 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.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/ethics
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 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.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/charter
The King County Children and Youth Advisory Board is a 36-member oversight and advisory board comprised of King County residents and stakeholders with geographically and culturally diverse perspectives that will make recommendations and monitor distribution of levy proceeds. The Board will assist in making King County a place where all children and youth have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/cyab
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.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/ceoc
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.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/kctv
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 Council district representatives nominated by King County Councilmembers, with each Councilmember nominating one person to serve as their district representative on the Commission; 2 members are nominated and appointed by the King County Executive as at-large representatives; and the Chair of the Section 504/ADA Advisory Committee is also a member). Members serve three year terms.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/depts/civil-rights
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.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/civil-service
The King County Communities of Opportunity Best Start for Kids Levy Advisory Board is comprised of 10 members and is responsible for reviewing and making simultaneous advisory recommendations to the King County Executive and the King County Council concerning the use of levy proce3eds for the communities of opportunity element of the best starts for kids levy, consistent with the Council adopted communities of opportunity section of the best starts for kids levy implementation plan.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/coo
The Community Advisory Committee serves as a liaison between the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight and the communities it serves. It provides input and guidance on policies, procedures and practices relating to policing in King County. The Committee also advises the King County Sheriff's Office and the King County Council on matters of equity and social justice related to law enforcement and on systemic problems and opportunities for improvement within the Sheriff's Office. The Committee is comprised of up to 11 members (3 members represent King County Sheriff contract cities; 4 members represent unincorporated King County; and 4 members serve as at-large representatives).
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/oleo/committee
King County’s Conservation Futures tax levy (CFT) is a dedicated portion of property taxes collected throughout the county and its cities. CFT funds can help purchase open space lands in urban and rural King County, which are used for low-impact passive recreational activities, including natural areas, urban green spaces, passive parks, regional trails, farms and forests. The King County Conservation Futures Citizen Oversight Committee annually reviews applications for CFT funding, and makes recommendations to the King County Executive and Council on open space acquisition funding allocations. 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 county-led open space acquisition projects. The Committee is comprised of 16 members who serve 4-year terms (9 Council district representatives nominated by King County Councilmembers, 4 Council at-large representative positions nominated by the Council Chair; and 3 at-large representative positions nominated and appointed by the King County Executive).
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/conservation-futures
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.
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.
Learn more from King County Executive Policy #PER 10-3 (AEP)
The 11 member King County Economic Opportunities and Empowerment Program Advisory Board for the Children and Family Justice Center will increase the employment and job-training opportunities for veterans, women, and people of color. The program helps King County and the design-build team meet contracting and apprentice requirements and goals. The Board will help the contractor achieve the required goals. Increasing participation of these historically economically disadvantaged groups is important because, although unemployment in King County has dropped significantly in recent years, there are many communities that have not equally benefitted from the region's growing economy.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/eoep
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.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/emac
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.
Learn more from King County Executive Policy #PER 22-5-2 (AEP)
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. The Committee provides direction and guidance of our amazing two time national award winning program.
Learn more about the committee: www.kingcounty.gov/audience/employees/giving/about-the-egp/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.
Learn more from the Washington State Ferry website
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.
See section 17.04.300 of the King County Fire Code to learn more about this committee.
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.
Learn more about the Board of Trustees: www.uwmedicine.org/harborview/about/board-of-trustees
The Commission will work as a hub and central connecting place for building direct relationships with and supporting the vision for social justice for immigrant and refugee communities in King County. The commission will enhance the integration of refugees and immigrants culturally, economically, and civically, in order to strengthen the communities where they live. The Commission will support refugees and immigrants to thrive and succeed while maintaining their own identities.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/irc
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 person, who is an investment professional with no ties to the county or to investment pool members, rounds out the committee.
Learn more about IPAC: www.kingcounty.gov/ipac
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.
Learn more about KCHA: www.kcha.org/about/board
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.
Learn more about the Roundtable: www.kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/airport/roundtable
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 7 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.
Learn more at: kcls.org/library-board-members
The King County Lake Geneva Management District Advisory Board was created in 2016 to allow the district to immediately begin operations so as to begin a work program and obtain funding for its work program . The boundaries of the district include all lakeside parcels to Lake Geneva. The Board is comprised of three members. The duration of the district shall be from 2016 through 2026.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/lake-geneva/management
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.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/landmarks/commission
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.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/midd/committee
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.
Learn more at: www.museumofflight.org/About-Us/trustees-leadership
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.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/noxious-weeds/board
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.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/parks/levy
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.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/independent/personnel-board
The Plumbing Board of Appeals determines whether a correct interpretation of the Plumbing Appeals Code has been made by the authority having jurisdiction. The Board consists of six voting members including: one member representing journeyman plumbers; one member representing plumbing contractors; one member representing professional mechanical engineers; one member representing building owners; and two member representing the public. The authority having jurisdiction shall serve as a non voting member of the board.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/plumbing
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.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/pdab
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. Membership is based on Ordinance 10464 and 10956.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/radio-services
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.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/rhscob
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.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/rfc
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.
Learn more at: www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/CommuterUpdates/pub_meetings
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.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/tga
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.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/swac
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.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/tac
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.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/gwpc
The King County Council recently created the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) Advisory Board. The duties of the VSHSL Advisory Board are to oversee the distribution of the VSHSL proceeds for each VSHSL priority population as defined by the levy, as well as overseeing the distribution of technical assistance and capacity building funds. The VSHSL Advisory Board will consist of 30 members structured in three, 10-member committees. Each committee will have expertise in one VSHSL priority population: 1) veterans, service members and their families; 2) seniors and caregivers of seniors; and 3) vulnerable populations.
Members of the VSHSL Advisory Board must reside within King County and meet the requirements specific to each committee. Elected official are ineligible for board membership while they hold office.
Nominating entities for the VSHSL Advisory Board are the King County Council, the City of Seattle, Seattle-King County Advisory Council for Aging and Disability Services, and Sound Cities Association. Additionally, the King County Executive will directly appoint four VSHSL Advisory Board members. For a summary of assigned committee positions for each entity please refer to the VSHSL Advisory Board website.
The King County Department of Community and Human services aims to stand up the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy Advisory Board in the first quarter of 2019.
Please contact the VSHSL Advisory Board Liaison Yanikka "Nikka" Lemons at Ylemons@kingcounty.gov or 206-263-3372 with any questions
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/vshs
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.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/brb
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.
Learn more at: www.ballpark.org/board
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.
Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/waterworks-grants
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.
Learn more at: www.kingcounty.gov/wab