PORT ANGELES — Applications are due Friday, March 15 for 75 volunteer positions on 24 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 are:
• 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.
• Animal Issues Advisory Committee: Seven positions — representatives of Districts I, II, and III, tribal government, a veterinarian, an equine representative and from the Friends of Forks Animals.
The panel liaises between the county and contracted animal shelter services.
• Behavioral Health Advisory Board: Three positions — representatives of a private provider of chemical dependency services (not contracting for funding), an advocate for chemical dependency and mental health services and for services for the homeless.
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 Equalization: One position — a representative of District II.
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.
• 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: Three positions — two alternate members and for 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: Five positions — a resident of a manufactured or mobile home park community within the Carlsborg UGA, 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.
• Civil Service Commission: One position — a Republican member.
RCW 41.14.030 states that no more than two members of the commission may, at the time of appointment, be members of the same political party.
• 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: Two 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: Three 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: One position — a representative from the city of Port Angeles.
• Heritage Advisory Board: Two positions — two representatives of District I.
The board advises commissioners on preservation of county cultural heritage.
• Homelessness Task Force: Four positions — representatives of city government, tribal government and WorkSource and a homeless or formerly homeless person.
• Marine Resources Committee: One position — a representative of marine trade.
The panel advises the commissioners on marine resources within the county.
• Park and Recreation Advisory Board: One position.
• 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: Six positions — Representatives of building designers, building trades, Economic Development Council, environmental consultants, propane and wood stove contractors and manufactured/mobile home associations.
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 — a representative of District I.
The panel reviews land use policy and planning ordinances.
• Port Crescent Pioneer Cemetery: One position.
• Sheriff’s Citizen Advisory Committee: Six positions — representatives of Clallam Bay-Sekiu, Forks and unincorporated area, the Quileute Tribe, Makah 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: Seven positions — representatives of Waste Connection and business community and 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: Five positions — representatives of Western Area Trails Advocacy Group, Olympic National Park, a large private forest company, the city of Port Angeles 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.