Community Services is fortunate to have the input and assistance of two citizen advisory boards, both of which play an important role in the development of programs, services, funding and advocacy. Board members are advocates and residents of King County who volunteer their time, energy and expertise to make our programs better. Community Services staff provide support to these advisory boards. Recruitment is currently open for these boards.
The Advisory Council on Aging and Disability Services advises the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) on issues affecting older people and adults with disabilities. The Council is comprised of 27 members, nine each appointed by the City of Seattle, King County and United Way of King County. King County appointees are named by the Executive and confirmed by the County Council to two-year terms. The county attempts to appoint people to represent King County's unincorporated areas - the primary service area for county-funded older adult services.
The King County Women's Advisory Board makes recommendations on programs and services to meet the needs, rights and well-being of women. The board is comprised of 15 individuals: two nominated by the King County Executive to serve as at-large members, nine members selected by the county council members to represent each council district, and four additional at-large members selected by council members. The executive submits all nominations to the council for confirmation.