Clallam advisory boards seeking 106 volunteers

Applications due by March 20

PORT ANGELES — Applications are due Friday, March 20, for 106 volunteer positions on 19 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:

• Agricultural Commission: Seven positions — Representatives of farmers in Districts I, II and III, an at-large farmer and three 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 substance abuse disorders services.

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 I.

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: 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 real property owner within the U.S. 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 — three at-large members 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 — 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: One position — a representative for livestock.

• Homelessness Task Force: 30 positions — There are openings for representatives and alternate representative of the city of Forks, the city of Sequim, Department of Social and Health Services, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, the Makah Tribe and the Quileute Tribe; and alternate representatives of the Health and Human Services Department, 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, the business community, three homeless or formerly homeless, an advocate for youth issues, 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.

• Marine Resources Committee: 11 positions — there are openings for representatives and alternate representatives of the Makah Tribe, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and alternate representatives of the city of Sequim, the Port of Port Angeles, marine-related recreation and tourism, conservation/environmental, District I and an at-large alternate.

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

• North Pacific Coast Marine Resources: One position — a representative of Clallam County.

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.

• 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: 11 positions — Representatives of architects, building designers, building trades, certified septic designers or installers, Economic Development Council, environmental consultants, homebuilders’ association, propane and wood stove contractors, manufactured/mobile home associations, an ex officio environmental health division manager 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 representative of District II.

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: Six positions — representatives of Clallam Bay-Sekiu, Forks and unincorporated area, Joyce, the Quileute Tribe, the 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: 11 positions — a representative of the city of Sequim; representatives and alternates of tribal governments, West Waste Recycling and the business community; and alternate representatives of Waste Connections, the city of Forks, the city of Port Angeles and the agricultural community.

• Trails Advisory Committee: Three positions — representatives of Olympic National Park, off-road motorized user groups 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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