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Boards and Commissions

King County sponsors 49 community supported Boards and Commissions

Office of Civil Rights and Open Government
401 Fifth Ave., Suite 215
Seattle, WA 98104
206-263-9651
Rick.Ybarra@kingcounty.gov

Boards and Commissions

King County Boards and Commissions

More than 480 volunteers are already serving on King County's 50 active citizen boards and commissions. These volunteers are advising the Executive and the King County Council on policies and programs affecting the residents of King County. The Executive's annual report (PDF, 835K) to the King County Council on boards and commissions is available online now.

While we accept applications for appointment to King County boards and commissions at any time, currently recruiting for members are the following boards and commissions.  You can find further information about the following boards by viewing our "Currently Recruiting" page:

  • Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Administrative Board
  • Employees Deferred Compensation Plan Board (King County retired or current employees only)     
  • Public Defense Advisory Board                        
  • Regional Human Services Levy Oversight Board
  • Seattle Ferry Advisory Committee
  • Veterans Citizens Levy Oversight Board.

To apply for an appointment to a King County board or commission, you must complete this  basic application form (docx)  (This is a fill-able form, so complete it online, save to your hard drive and then either print and mail, or return it via email to the address below).  We also accept a resume in lieu of completing the application form. Please return the completed application form to us via either U.S. Mail, scan (pdf) or fax. If you are selected for an appointment to a King County board or commission you will also be asked to complete a King County Board of Ethics financial disclosure form.  Women &  minorities are encouraged to apply.

King County seeks to create an inclusive and accessible process for individuals who wish to serve on a King County board or commission.  We strive to ensure that King County boards and commissions are reflective of the community we serve.

 If you have questions on the application process or about a particular board/commission contact Rick Ybarra, Liaison for Boards and Commission, Office of Civil Rights & Open Government, King County Department of Executive Services, 401 Fifth Ave, Suite 215, Seattle, Washington 98104, Direct Phone Line: 206-263-9651 or via email at Rick.Ybarra@kingcounty.gov

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