Volunteers needed for 105 open positions on Clallam County advisory boards, commissions

PORT ANGELES — Applications are due Friday for 105 volunteer positions on 25 Clallam County advisory boards and commissions.

To apply, call 360-417-2233, download forms from www.tinyurl.com/PDN-Clallam-Boards or visit the county commissioners’ offices in the courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 4.

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: Six positions— representatives of: a native tribe, a private provider of chemical dependency services (not contracting for funding) and Salish Behavioral Health Organization as well as an advocate for chemical dependency and mental health services, a consumer or past consumer of chemical dependency and mental health services and an at-large representative.

Previously named the “Chemical Dependency and Mental Health Advisory Board,” the panel advises on use of the one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax authorized by RCW 82.14.460.

• Board of Health: Two positions — an at-large representative and a city council member.

Responsible for all matters pertaining to the preservation of the life and health of the citizens of Clallam County.

• Boundary Review Board: Three positions — a governor appointee, a cities 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: 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.

• Carlsborg Community Advisory Council: Six 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 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: Three positions — at-large members.

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

• Clallam Bay-Sekiu Sewer Advisory Committee: Three positions.

The panel gathers information regarding Clallam Bay and Sekiu sewer operations, rates and billing procedures and makes recommendations to county commissioners.

• Crescent Community Advisory Council: Three positions — an area business owner or owner of commercially-zoned property, an at-large member 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.

• Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee: Five positions.

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

• Fair Advisory Board: Two positions — a representative from the city of Port Angeles and an arts or photography representative.

• Heritage Advisory Board: Four positions — two representatives of District I and one representative each from District II and III.

The board advises commissioners on preservation of county cultural heritage.

• Homelessness Task Force: Ten positions — representatives of the Health and Human Services Department, Tribal government, health care providers, United Way, WorkSource, law and justice system, faith community, two homeless or formerly homeless representatives and an advocate for veterans’ issues.

• Lodging Tax Advisory Committee: Two positions — a representative of a collector of lodging taxes and a potential user of lodging tax funds.

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

• Marine Resources Committee: Three positions — a representative from District I, a conservation or environmental representative and a representative of the development community.

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

• North Olympic Library System: One position.

• North Pacific Coast Marine Resources: Two positions — a representative of the scientific community and a representative of a recreational 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.

• Olympic Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council: Two positions.

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

• Peninsula Housing Authority: One position — a representative of Clallam County. 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: Ten positions — Representatives of architects, building designers, building trades, certified septic designers or installer, Economic Development Council, environmental consultants, propane and wood stove contractors, manufactured/mobile home associations, land surveyors 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: Three positions — one representative each from representative of District I, II and III. The panel reviews land use policy and planning ordinances.

• Port Crescent Pioneer Cemetery: Two positions.

• Sheriff’s Citizen Advisory Committee: Nine positions — representatives of Clallam Bay-Sekiu, Forks and unincorporated area, Port Angeles, Joyce, the Quileute Tribe, Makah Tribe, Lower Elwha Tribe, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and from law and justice.

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

• Solid Waste Advisory Committee: Eight positions — representatives of West Waste Recycling, the agricultural community and the business community; also needed are alternate representatives of West Waste Recycling, tribal government, city of Forks, the business community and an alternate at-large member.

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

• Trails Advisory Committee: Three positions — representatives of Western Area Trails Advocacy Group, Olympic National Park and 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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