Clallam County seeking volunteers

PORT ANGELES — Applicants are sought for 120 volunteer positions on 21 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.

Completed applications must be received by the close of business on Friday, Dec. 11.

Available positions:

• Agricultural Commission: Six positions — Representatives of farmers in Districts I, II and III, an at-large farmer and two at-large non-farmers.

The panel researches agricultural issues and conveys the interests of farmers to the board of commissioners.

Behavioral Health Advisory Board: One position — A consumer or past consumer of chemical dependency services.

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

• Board of Health: One position — an at-large member.

The board is responsible for all matters pertaining to the preservation of the life and health of the citizens of Clallam County.

• Boundary Review Board: Two positions — a governor appointee and a special district appointee.

This autonomous board authorized by RCW 36.93 reviews boundary change proposals when requested by any affected jurisdiction and can determine logical boundaries, transfer of services and other matters.

• 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.

• Carlsborg Community Advisory Council: Seven positions — a resident of a manufactured or mobile home park community within the Carlsborg UGA, a resident exclusive of any manufactured or mobile home park community, a business or real property owner within the Carlsborg Industrial Zone, a business or property owner within the Highway 101 commercial zone, a business or real property owner within Carlsborg Village Center and two at-large members who are real property owners within the UGA.

The panel liaises between residents of the Carlsborg UGA and the county commissioners.

• Clallam Bay/Sekiu Community Action Team: Four positions — a business owner and three at-large members.

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

• Crescent Community Advisory Council: Four positions — an alternate representative of the school district, a Grange representative, an area business owner or owner of commercially-zoned property and a student body alternate.

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.

• Fair Advisory Board: Two positions — an at-large representative and a livestock representative.

The board assists the county in delivery of Fair services to its residents and visitors.

• Homelessness Task Force: 31 positions — There are openings for representatives of for representatives and alternate representative of the city of Forks, the city of Sequim, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, the Makah Tribe, the Quileute Tribe and the Department of Social and Health Services; and for alternate representatives of the Health and Human Services Department, the business community, health care providers, Peninsula Housing Authority, mental health/substance use providers, West End service providers, Olympic Community Action Programs, United Way, WorkSource, law and justice system, faith community, three homeless or formerly homeless, an advocate for youth issues, and an advocate for veterans issues 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: Two positions — two representative of collectors of lodging taxes.

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

• Marine Resources Committee: 11 positions — for a representative and an alternate representative of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe; for a representative of the Port Angeles city council; and for alternate representatives of marine-related recreation or tourism, District I, the Port of Port Angeles, the Makah Tribe, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, the development community, conservation or environmental and an alternate at-large member.

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

• North Olympic Library System: Two board members

The North Olympic Library System provides public library services to Clallam County and is governed by a five member Board of Trustees.

• North Pacific Coast Marine Resources: Two positions — a representative of Clallam County and a representative of a Clallam County citizen conservation or environmental group.

Assists in understanding, stewarding, and restoring the marine and estuarine ecological processes of the North Pacific coast of Washington within the boundaries of Clallam and Jefferson Counties in support of ecosystem health, sustainable marine resource-based livelihoods, cultural integrity, and coastal communities.

• Opportunity Fund Board: One position — a representative of the city of Port Angeles.

Makes recommendations to the county board of commissioners regarding the use of the Opportunity Fund Program.

• Permit Advisory Board: 14 positions — Representatives of architects, building designers, building trades, certified septic designers or installers, code consultants, Economic Development Council, environmental consultants, energy industry, environmental consultants, propane and wood stove contractors, manufactured/mobile home associations, two representatives of the homebuilders association, an ex officio planning manager and an ex officio environmental health division manager.

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

• Planning Commission: Three positions — one representative from Districts III.

The panel reviews land use policy and planning ordinances.

• Port Crescent Pioneer Cemetery: Two committee member positions.

The Board operates the Port Crescent Pioneer Cemetery.

• Sheriff’s Citizen Advisory Committee: Eight positions — representatives of Diamond Point, of the unincorporated area surrounding Port Angeles, of Clallam Bay-Sekiu, 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: 10 positions — a representative of the city of Sequim; representatives and alternate representatives of tribal governments, West Waste Recycling and the business community; and alternate representatives of the city of Forks, the city of Port Angeles and the agricultural community.

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, the Olympic Peninsula Bicycle Alliance and an ex officio representative of the U.S. Forest Service.

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

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