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:
Board for Developmental Disabilities
he King County Department of Community and Human Services is recruiting individuals interested in seeking an appointment to the King County Board for Developmental Disabilities. The Board will: share about community resources and events; hold meetings that are welcoming and inclusive; and listen to community concerns.
To serve on this Board, applicants should be: persons with disabilities; parents of young children with developmental delays or disabilities; or advocates for persons with disabilities. Further, we are committed to ensure that the Board is reflective of the community we serve.
King County residents interested in seeking an appointment to the King County Board for Developmental Disabilities should consider attending a few board meetings to see if this board is a good fit for you. Then, if interested, you can apply for an appointment by clicking on the following link: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/community-human-services/developmental-disabilities/board-developmental-disabilities.aspx - If you have questions about the board, please contact Jim Ott at Jim.Ott@kingcounty.gov
King County Board of Health
The King County Board of Health is currently considering applications for membership for two vacant positions to join the Board in 2024. The vacancies are for one community stakeholder position and one community stakeholder alternate position. Community stakeholder positions represent the following located in King County: community-based organizations or nonprofits working with populations experiencing health inequities in the county, active, reserve, or retired armed services members, the business community, or the environmental public health regulated community.
This fall, the Board will send their recommendations to fill these vacancies to the King County Council, who will appoint members before the end of the year. New members will begin their three-year terms January 1, 2024. Applications must be received by August 6, 2023.
The King County Board of Health is made up of 16 voting members and 8 alternates:
- 3 King County Councilmembers and one alternate
- 3 Seattle City Councilmembers and one alternate
- 2 Sound Cities Association members and two alternates
8 non-elected officials:
- 1 member and one alternate selected by the American Indian Health Commission
- 7 members and 3 alternates representing public health professionals, consumers of public health, and community stakeholders
- One public health professional must have expertise in environmental health
The role of the Board is to advocate for the preservation, promotion, and protection of public health, prevent the spread of disease, set local public health regulations and some fees and licenses, and enforce state and local public health laws. The Board does not have appropriation (budget) authority. The Board takes a racial equity approach to its work, and expects its members to be committed to racial equity and ending the impacts of racism on health.
- Read more about the authority and scope of the Board of Health
- If you're interested, learn more about the roles and responsibilities of being a board member and fill out the application form (PDF) by August 6, 2023
Other formats or translation are available upon request – please email KCBOHAdmin@kingcounty.gov or call 206-296-4600.
Priority Hire Advisory Committee
King County is seeking applicants interested in an appointment to the King County Priority Hire Advisory Committee. The Committee will participate in an advisory role for implementation and effectiveness of the Priority Hire Program.
The Priority Hire program is designed to prioritize the recruitment and placement of economically disadvantaged local workers on King County public works construction projects estimated at $5 million or more. The program is intended to help address construction workforce shortages, diversify the construction workforce, and improve the well-being of individuals who live in geographic areas of economic distress.
The King County Priority Hire Advisory Committee will consist of eight to twelve members.
Desired applicants will belong to the following categories: construction industry representatives i.e., contractors, the Associated General Contractors of Washington, labor union representatives, small, minority and or women owned businesses providing construction or construction-related services, pre-apprentice and apprentice training providers, and local community and business organizations. All applicants must reside withing King County as we are committed to ensure that the Committee is reflective of the community we serve.
Meeting times, and frequency will be determined at a later date, but it is anticipated that the Committee will meet at least once quarterly.
If you are interested in being considered for the King County Priority Hire Advisory Committee, please complete the Application and submit to email@example.com. The deadline to submit your application is Friday, March 31, 2023. If you have questions about the Committee or are interested in serving on this committee, please contact the Maurine Karichu, King County Labor Equity Program Supervisor at 206 263 0254, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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
Over $2 million are awarded every two years projects for a variety of projects through the competitive process, including green stormwater infrastructure (rain gardens and cisterns), education and community engagement, research and monitoring, stormwater retrofits, source control, pollution prevention, and stream and riverbank 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 1 water quality technical specialist. All 13 positions are appointed by the King County Executive and confirmed by the King County Council. Members serve 3-year terms with a 2-term limit.
If interested in seeking an appointment, please click on the following hyperlink for the application. Please send your completed application to Elizabeth Loudon, WaterWorks Grant Manager, for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-477-4297).
If you are seeking a Council District representative position, please contact your King County Councilmember, as Council District representatives must be nominated by a King County Councilmember. To find out what Council district you live in or to see the district map visit this page.
Council District 6 Position; contact Councilmember Claudia Balducci's office at 206-477-1006
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.
If you are seeking the Water Quality Technical Specialist position, send your completed application to Elizabeth Loudon, WaterWorks Grant Manager, (email@example.com, 206-477-4297). For the Water Quality Technical Specialist position, in addition to the qualification below, candidates must have a science or engineering background, and knowledge of the main water quality issues in local freshwater systems in Puget Sound.
Board Info: Terms are for 3-years; committee members attend around 13 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. Meetings will be virtual with the possibility of some in person meetings depending on the COVID situation at the time.
Qualifications for all members are: experience or interest in water quality issues; residency in the WTD Service Area; experience or interest in grants or contracts; ability to evaluate proposals using criteria; and the ability to work with a committee to reach consensus decisions.
Learn more about WaterWorks at www.kingcounty.gov/waterworks-grants