Clallam County seeking volunteers for boards, committees

PORT ANGELES — Applications are due April 19 for 83 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 Clallam County courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 4.

Available positions:

Behavioral Health Advisory Board: Four positions — representatives of a native tribe, a private provider of chemical dependency services not contracting for funding, a private provider of mental health services not contracting for funding and a provider of services for the homeless.

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 — 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: Two positions — a representative of the Makah Tribe and a representative of the Quileute Tribe.

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: Seven positions — two alternate members; an architect; a civil or structural engineer, a general contractor, 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.

• Conservation Futures Program Advisory Board: One position — a representative of commissioner District 1.

The board makes annual or more frequent recommendations to the county commissioners for projects to be funded as part of the conservation futures program and develops strategic, long-term plans for the program.

• Crescent Community Advisory Council: Three positions — a grange representative, an at-large member and a representative of the Crescent School student body.

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: One committee member position.

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: One position — a representative of the Sequim and Dungeness communities.

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

• Heritage Advisory Board: Four positions — a representative of District 1, two representatives of District 2 and a representative of District 3.

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

• Homelessness Task Force: 24 positions — There are openings for representatives and alternate representatives of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, the Makah Tribe, the Quileute Tribe, faith community, the business community and an advocate for youth issues; and alternate representatives of the city of Sequim, health care providers, mental health/substance use providers, domestic violence/sexual assault providers, the Serenity House, law and justice system, an advocate for veterans issues; two alternate homeless or formerly homeless; and an alternate at-large member.

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

• Lake Sutherland Steering Committee: One committee member position.

Comprised of property owners within the Lake Sutherland Management District.

• Lodging Tax Advisory Committee: One position — a potential recipient of lodging taxes.

Reviews proposed changes to expenditures from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund and to make recommendations to the county commissioners.

• Marine Resources Committee: Four positions — a representative and an alternate representative of the Makah Tribe; for a representative from the development community; and for alternate representative of District 3.

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

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

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

• Permit Advisory Board: 12 positions — Representatives of architects, building designers, building trades, certified septic designers or installers, structural or civil engineer, Economic Development Council, environmental consultants, homebuilders’ association, propane and wood stove contractors, manufactured/mobile home associations, a land surveyor and an ex-officio planning manager.

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

• Planning Commission: One position — one representative from District 3a.

The panel reviews land use policy and planning ordinances.

• Sheriff’s Citizen Advisory Committee: Six positions — representatives of Diamond Point, 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: Four positions — representative and alternate representative of West Waste Recycling and alternative representatives of the city of Forks and the business community.

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

• Trails Advisory Committee: Five positions — representatives of Olympic National Park, a large private forestry company, a commercial trail business, off-road motorized user groups and a citizen at-large from the Port Angeles area.

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

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