Clallam County seeking volunteers

PORT ANGELES — Applications are due Friday for 91 volunteer positions on 21 Clallam County advisory boards and commissions.

To apply, call 360-417-2233, download forms from https://www.clallam countywa.gov/636/Boards-Committees-and-Commissions or visit the county commissioners’ offices in the courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 4.

Available positions:

Behavioral Health Advisory Board: Three positions — representatives of a native tribe, the Department of Children, Youth and Family Services and a private provider of chemical dependency services (not contracting for funding.)

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

• Board of Equalization: Two positions — a representative of District III and 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.

• Board of Health: Three positions — a representative of the Makah Tribe, a representative of the Quileute Tribe and an elected city council member.

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

• Building Code Board of Appeals: Six positions — two alternate members; an architect; a civil or structural engineer, 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 — an 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: Six positions — an alternate representative of the school district, a representative of Fire District #4, a Grange representative, an area business owner or owner of commercially-zoned property, an at-large member and a student body alternate.

The group 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: Four 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: Two positions — a representative of garden clubs and a representative of horse groups.

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

• Heritage Advisory Board: One position — a representative of District I.

The Board advises the Clallam County Commissioners on various matters related to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the county.

• Homelessness Task Force: 23 positions — There are openings for representatives and alternate representatives of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, the Makah Tribe, the Quileute Tribe, Department of Social and Health Services, law and justice system, faith community; alternate representatives of the city of Forks, health care providers, mental health/substance use providers, the Serenity House, the business community, an advocate for youth issues; a representative and two alternate homeless or formerly homeless; and an at-large member and an alternate at-large member.

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

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

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

• Noxious Weed Control Board: Three positions — representatives of geographic area 1, geographic area 2 and geographic area 5.

The board oversees the control and eradication of noxious weed infestations in the county.

• Olympic Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council: One position.

Coordinates aging and long-term care services for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.

• 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.

• Peninsula Housing Authority: One position — a committee member.

The group serves Clallam and Jefferson counties under a contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide and maintain low-income housing.

• Permit Advisory Board: Twelve positions — Representatives of architects, building designers, building trades, certified septic designers or installers, engineer category (civil or structural), Economic Development Council, environmental consultants, homebuilders’ association, propane and wood stove contractors, manufactured/mobile home associations, land surveyor and an 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: One position — one representative from District II b.

The panel reviews land use policy and planning ordinances.

• Port Crescent Pioneer Cemetery: Two positions.

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 — representative of West Waste Recycling and alternate representatives of West Waste Recycling, tribal government, city of Forks, the business community and an at-large alternate.

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, a large private forest company, a commercial trail business and off-road motorized user groups.

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

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