Clallam County seeking board volunteers

PORT ANGELES — Applications are due Friday, July 15, for 73 volunteer positions on 17 Clallam County advisory boards and commissions.

To apply, call 360-417-2233, download forms from or visit the county commissioners’ offices in the courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 4.

Available positions:

Behavioral Health Advisory Board: Four positions — representatives of: a native tribe, a private provider of chemical dependency services (not contracting for funding), a consumer or past consumer of mental health services and for services for the homeless.

The panel advises on use of the one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax authorized by RCW 82.14.460.

• Board of Equalization: One position — an alternate member.

The board receives appeals and holds hearings to resolve disputes over assessed property values between property owners and the county assessor, established by RCW 84.48.

• Building Code Board of Appeals: Four positions — two alternate members; an ICC-certified fire marshal, fire inspector or fire plan examiner; and an ICC-certified building official, building inspector or plans examiner.

The panel hears and decides appeals to rulings by the building official relative to county code 21.01, Building and Construction Code.

• Clallam Bay/Sekiu Community Action Team: Two positions — at-large member and a business owner.

The group assists in gathering and analyzing information and making recommendations about the orderly growth of the area.

• Crescent Community Advisory Council: Five positions — a representative of Fire District #4, a Grange representative, an area business owner or owner of commercially-zoned property, a student body representative and an alternate student body representative.

The groups liaises between Crescent School District residents and the county on issues such as land use, economic development, transportation and pedestrian improvements, capital projects and community activities.

• Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee: Two positions.

The panel makes recommendations to the commissioners and the Department of Health and Human Services on programs and services for persons with intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, other neurological impairments or developmental disabilities.

• Fair Advisory Board: One position — an at- large representative.

The board advises and assists the county in developing reasonable rules, fees, and regulations for the operation of the county fair.

• Homelessness Task Force: 20 positions — There are openings for representatives and alternate representative from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, the Makah Tribe, the Quileute Tribe and the faith community; a representative of the Health and Human Services Department; and alternate representatives of the city of Forks, mental health/substance use providers, health care providers, domestic violence/sexual assault providers, Serenity House, the law and justice system, the business community, an advocate for youth issues, two alternate homeless or formerly homeless and an alternate at-large member.

The task force advises the commissioners on various matters related to the issues regarding homelessness in the county.

• Lodging Tax Advisory Committee: One position — a representative of a collector of lodging taxes.

Reviews proposed changes to expenditures from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund and makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners.

• Marine Resources Committee: Four positions — for a representative and an alternate representative of the Makah Tribe; and for alternate representatives of marine-related recreation or tourism and District II.

The panel advises the commissioners on marine resources within the county.

• Park and Recreation Advisory Board: One committee member position.

The board advises and assists the county in developing reasonable rules, fees and regulations for the operation of parks and other recreational facilities and reviews park acquisitions and development strategies.

• Permit Advisory Board: Eleven positions — Representatives of architects, building designers, building trades, certified septic designers or installers, structural engineer, Economic Development Council, environmental consultants, propane and wood stove contractors, manufactured/mobile home associations and the ex-officio planning manager.

The panel makes recommendations to the commissioners and the director of Community Development for changes to the building code and permitting.

• Planning Commission: Two positions — one representative each from representative of District IIIb and District IIIc.

The panel reviews land use policy and planning ordinances.

• Port Crescent Pioneer Cemetery: One position.

The Board operates the Port Crescent Pioneer Cemetery.

• Sheriff’s Citizen Advisory Committee: Five positions — representatives of Forks and unincorporated area, Joyce, the Quileute Tribe, Lower Elwha Tribe and from law and justice.

The group provides a link between the sheriff’s office and the community.

• Solid Waste Advisory Committee: Six positions — a representative and alternate representative of West Waste Recycling and alternate representatives of tribal government, city of Forks, the business community and an alternate at-large.

The panel assists with implementation of programs and policies concerning solid waste handling and disposal.

• Trails Advisory Committee: Four positions — representatives of Olympic National Park, off-road motorized user groups, a large private forest company and a commercial trail business.

The panel makes recommendations to the commissioners and other county bodies regarding non-motorized transportation and trail-related issues.

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