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Boards and Commissions

King County sponsors 49 community supported Boards and Commissions

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Boards and Commissions

King County Citizen Boards and Commissions

Detailed descriptions, contact information and meeting information for Boards and Commissions can be found below.

Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services

The Advisory Council on Aging and Disability Services (ADS) is sponsored by King County, the City of Seattle, and United Way of King County. The Advisory Council is a dedicated volunteer citizens group which represents older adults and individuals with disabilities within our community mandated by the Older Americans Act of 1964. The Advisory Council is comprised of 27 members (9 members are appointed by King County), serving 2-year terms., who are advocates for older adults and adults with disabilities.  For more information, about the Advisory Council click on the link below:
 www.kingcounty.gov/socialservices/CommunityServices/Boards/AdvisoryCouncilADS

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Agriculture Commission

The Commission represent the diversity of the agricultural economy, various agricultural operations, and the regions of King County.  The Commission composition should include producers of agricultural commodities and persons with demonstrated knowledge in agricultural real-estate, food and feed processing, wholesale and retail marketing, produce buying, direct marketing, supply and finance.  At least eight shall be producers. The Commission is comprised of 15 members serving three year terms. For more information about the Commission click on this link:  www.kingcounty.gov/environment/waterandland/agriculture/commission

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Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Administrative Board

The Board is comprised of 15 members serving 3-year terms.  The Board shall include at least four recovering alcoholics; at least four persons who have documented past or present interest in and knowledge about the problems of substance abuse other than alcoholism; and shall include consumer minority group representation.  No more than four elected or appointed county officials may serve on the board.  Employees and board members of agencies that are recipients of state or county alcohol or substance abuse funds may not serves as members of the board.  For more information about the Board, click on the link below.
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/SubstanceAbuse/Boards/AdministrativeBoard

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Board for Developmental Disabilities

The Board is a 15-member citizen's advisory board, which provides oversight of community services for residents of the County who have mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or other neurological impairments, and their families. Board members serve three-year terms.  Members are one-third family advocates and self advocates, one third professional, and one third interested citizens who are interested in assisting individuals with developmental disabilities to access available services and integrate into and become full participants in their community.  For more information on the board, click on the link below:  www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/DDD/board

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Board of Appeals and Equalization

The Board of Appeals and Equalization is an independent body organized to adjudicate appeals of various determinations made by the Department of Assessments; examines other matters related to the assessment of County Property as provided by general law.  The board is comprised of seven members serving four-year terms.  Members shall have excellent communication, analytical and listening skills. Experience in real-estate, law, construction, mortgage banking, appraisal, accounting, architecture, finance, taxation, land use or zoning is desired. Board members must be able to dedicate 60 to 160 days for Board work per year (varies annually) and are compensated $250 per six hour board day; $150 for less than six hour board day. For more information about the board click on the link below:  www.kingcounty.gov/property/PropertyTaxAppeals/about

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Board of Ethics

The Board of Ethics is a five-member citizen advisory, administrative, and quasi-judicial board. The board's purpose is to ensure proper implementation of the Code of Ethics and to interpret the code through advisory opinions. In addition, the board oversees administration of a disclosure program for financial and other interests for elected officials, affected employees, and board and commission members. It also maintains oversight of the consultant disclosure program. The Board is comprised of five members serving three-year terms.  Desired criteria for candidates are balanced judgment, integrity, and the ability to deal with complex and sensitive ethics issues.  For more information, click on the link below:
www.kingcounty.gov/employees/ethics

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Board of Health

The Board of Health is constituted as a federal body, with 10 voting members and 1 nonvoting member.  Eight of the ten voting members are elected officials.  The remaining two voting members are health professionals that are selected by the other members of the Board.  These health professionals serve as citizen public health experts, assisting the board with the complex, often technical public health issues.  A third health professional serves as a nonvoting member. 
Website link: www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/BOH

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Charter Review Commission

The King County Charter provides us with a fundamental, underlying framework of how we govern our region. It requires that everyone, regardless of position or office, abide by a higher law. The Charter specifies that at least once every ten years, the Executive appoint a citizen commission to review the charter and recommend changes. In January 2007, King County began its fifth review of the Charter. The commission completed its work in May 2008 and won't meet again until 2016.  For more detailed information on the Commission click on the link below:
Website link: www.kingcounty.gov/exec/charter

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Citizen's Elections Oversight Committee

The mission of the Citizen's Elections Oversight Committee (CEOC) is to help King County restore and maintain public confidence in elections. The CEOC makes recommendations to the King County Council to:

  • Improve performance of the King County Elections Division; and
  • Help ensure that accountability and performance of the elections division is provided in a transparent manner that is meaningful to the residents of King County.

For more detailed information on the Committee click on the following link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/council/issues/CEOC.aspx

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Civic Television Citizens Advisory Committee

The Committee develops policies and procedures and oversees the operation of the King County government access channel C-TV

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Members: 4
Term length: 4 years
Membership requirements: Four citizen members, appointed by the King County Executive. Each member represents a different sector of the communications industry that includes broadcast, public relations, the Internet and print media. Members are compensated at $50.00 per diem per day when attending to Committee business.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: Meetings 1 to 2 times per year and on an as needed basis
Website link: None

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Civil Rights Commission

The King County Civil Rights Commission is a citizen body responsible for advising the Executive and County Council on matters related to the County's civil rights programs. It performs its duties primarily through monitoring and reviewing the implementation of County civil rights ordinances and policies to determine compliance and effectiveness. These include the County's Affirmative Action plan; minority/women business and contract compliance; non-discrimination enforcement (fair employment, fair housing, and public accommodations) and disability access programs. Additionally, it is responsible for taking a strong leadership role in raising community awareness and involvement on civil rights issues impacting King County. The mission of the Commission is to ensure non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all within the County's jurisdiction.

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Members : 12 (9 members are nominated by the King County Council with each Councilmember nominating 1 person; 2 members are at large appointees selected by the County Executive and the Chair of the Section 504/ADA Advisory Committee is also a member).
Term length: 3 years
Membership requirements: Individuals who are civil rights advocates representing the diverse communities in King County including: ethnic communities, the gay and lesbian community, disabled community, senior citizens, as well as representatives from the minority and women business community.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: The third Wednesday of every other month at 3:00 p.m. in the Chinook Building conference room #124, on the first floor, 401 Fifth Avenue, Seattle.
Website link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/CivilRightsCommission.aspx

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Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission provides impartiality in the investigation and adjudication of appeals related to removal, suspension, demotion or discharge of civil service employees.

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Members: 3
Term length: 6 years
Membership requirements: At the time of appointment, not more than two commissioners shall be adherents of the same political party. A Commissioner may not hold any salaried public office or engage in County employment, other than Commission duties, until his/her term has expired. Members must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the County for two years immediately preceding appointment, and an elector of the County.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/ County Council confirmation is not required.
Meeting dates: Civil Service Commission meetings will be held as business necessitates at a specified location and time and notice of such meetings will be provided in accordance with RCW 42.30
Website link: www.kingcounty.gov/employees/HumanResources/civilservice

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Conservation Futures Citizen Oversight Committee

The Committee annually solicits and reviews applications from King County and its Cities for the use of Conservation Futures tax levy (CFT). CFT funds are used for acquisition of open space lands. The Committee then makes a recommendation on allocation of CFT funds in a report to the King County Council and Executive. The Executive forwards his project funding recommendations in the annual budget and the Council then allocates the funds in the budget ordinance in November of each year.

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Members: 16 (9 appointed by the King County Council with each Councilmember nominating one person, plus 3 At-Large Positions appointed by the Executive and 4 at-large positions appointed by the Council.)
Term length: 4 years
Membership requirements: Must have strong experience in a variety of conservation activities and areas of employment, including community land conservation advocacy, science, education and business.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: Does not have a regular schedule. Generally they meet in the winter and spring at the Mercerview Community Center on Mercer Island.
Website link: None

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Cultural Development Authority, dba 4Culture

4Culture is a unique integration of the arts, heritage, preservation and public art; committed to advancing community through culture. Public exhibitions and performances, public art, preservation of significant sites and interpretation of local history deepen our connections to the places in which we live and work. 4Culture stimulates cultural activity and enhances the assets that distinguish a community as vibrant, unique and authentic.

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Members: 15
Term length: 3 years
Membership requirements: Directors shall have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of cultural resources, shall be active and experienced in community and civic issues and concerns, and shall have the ability to evaluate the needs of cultural constituencies in the region as a whole. Directors shall represent a range of talents, experience, backgrounds, and viewpoints and shall be sought from a range of professional artists; arts administrators; architects; landscape architects; administrators, professionals and specialists in heritage and historic preservation; administrators, professionals and specialists in cultural education; urban planners and designers; attorneys; community arts and heritage activists; sectors of the business community; and from the community at large.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: 4Culture meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m., in the 4Culture offices (101 Prefontaine Pl. S.) The nine meetings are Jan., Feb, March, April, May, June, September, October and the first week in December.
Website link: http://www.4culture.org/about/leadership/index.htm

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Deferred Compensation Plan Board, King County Employees

Membership is based on Executive Policy PER 10-31 (AEP)

The King County Employees Deferred Compensation Plan Board oversees the operation of the County's deferred compensation program on behalf of the County and Plan participants.

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Members: 9 (4 Participant representatives, 3 Ex-Officio members, 1 Council representative and 1 Executive representative)
Term length: Participant representatives - 3 years; no maximum.
Membership requirements: Members must be participants in the plan. Employee representatives must demonstrate ability to work with diverse groups to accomplish complex tasks. Experience with managing financial programs is desired.
Appointment process: Membership Committee Chair Nominates/Board Confirms
Meeting dates: Meets the second Wednesday of the month from 2 to 3:30 p.m.. However, there are occasions were the meeting is canceled due to lack of agenda items
Website link: None

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Emergency Management Advisory Committee

The Emergency Management Advisory Committee (EMAC) was originally formed in 1993 and was established by ordinance in 1999 to provide direction and coordination of emergency planning in King County.

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Members: Up to 27
Term length: 3 years
Membership requirements: Must represent a balance from various emergency management stakeholders including municipalities, special purpose districts, volunteer organizations, businesses, and associations.
Appointment process: Executive appoints, Council confirms
Meeting dates: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:00-2:30 RCECC in Renton.
Website link: www.kingcounty.gov/safety/prepare/EmergencyManagementProfessionals/Plans/HomelandSecurity/EMAC_Region6HomelandSecurityCouncil

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Employee-Based Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/ Affirmative Action (AA) Advisory Committee

Membership is based on Executive Policy PER 22-5 (AEP)

The Committee has been organized by request of the King County Executive to serve in an advisory capacity to the Executive in reviewing and making recommendations regarding EEO and AA Strategies, systems, policies and guidelines; reviewing the EEO/Affirmative Action Plan and updates with HRD, and making recommendations regarding its adoption to the King County Executive, and reviewing semi-annual and annual Affirmative Action progress reports and advising the County Executive accordingly.

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Members: 21 representatives (Each King County Department will have one representative per 1,000 regular employees)
Term length: 3 years.
Membership requirements: Members must be career service, non-management King County employees who have completed probation and are in good standing; shall represent and be recruited from each King County department; must be recommended by Committee members and approved by Department Directors.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints.  King County Council confirmation is not required.
Meeting dates: Committee meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month, from 1:30pm - 3:30pm, Chinook Bldg, conference room 115, on the first floor, 401 Fifth Avenue, Seattle.
Website link: None

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Employee Giving Program Committee

The King County Employee Giving Program Committee as prescribed in King County Code (K.C.C.) Chapter 3.36 is to:

  • Lessen the burden of county government and of local communities in the meeting of charitable needs;
  • Provide a convenient channel through which county employees may contribute to the efforts of qualifying agencies providing services in the community or overseas;
  • Minimize both the disruption to the county workplace and the costs to the taxpayer of multiple charitable fund drives; and
  • Ensure that recipient agencies are fiscally responsible in the uses of the monies raised.

The purposes of the Employee Giving Program Committee, prescribed in K.C.C. 3.36.030, are to:

  • Recommend rules consistent with K.C.C. Chapter 3.36 to the council as necessary,
  • Coordinate the Employee Giving Program, such coordination may include:
  • Determining which federations of charitable organizations may, consistent with this chapter and any rules adopted pursuant to it, participate in the county's giving program and the dates by which applications must be filed for the annual campaign.
  • Provide oversight and supervision to the Employee Giving Program administrator.

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Members: 15
Term length: 2 years
Membership requirements: The Committee is composed of a wide range of King County employees.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates Committee meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., at the King County Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, 2nd Floor, Mimosa Room, Seattle, WA 98104
Website link: www.kingcounty.gov/employees/giving

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Fauntleroy Ferry Advisory Committee

The Ferry Advisory Committee reports to the Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) and reports on problems experienced within the area served by the Washington State Ferries, particularly when the DOT is conducting a review of the tariffs and other ferry service questions. The Fauntleroy FAC represents the residents and business groups of West Seattle pertaining to Washington State Ferries operations through the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal. This includes advising or informing WSF management of issues and concerns relating to sailing schedules, ferry operation, and community interests.

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Members: 3
Term length: 4 years
Membership requirements: At least one person shall represent an established ferry user group. Each member shall reside in the vicinity of the terminal they represent. Members are frequently asked to represent ferry patrons by serving on Ferry Planning Committees. At the time of appointment, not more than two members shall be from the same political party
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: The FCA board meets on the second Tuesday of the month (except August and December at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse starting at 7:00 p.m.
Website link: http://www.wsdot.com/ferries/vesselwatch/TerminalDetail.aspx?terminalid=9#fac

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Fire Code Advisory & Appeals Board

The Board was created to determine the suitability of alternate materials or methods of construction and provides for reasonable interpretation of provisions of the International Fire Code and other applicable nationally recognized standards. The Board adopts reasonable rules and regulations for conducting its investigation, and renders decisions and findings, which are usually advisory. The Board may also recommend legislation.

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Members: 5
Term length: 4
Membership requirements: Must be qualified by experience and training in fire protection. The King County Fire Marshal serves as an ex-officio member.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: The board meets on an as needed basis to hear appeals. No appears were heard in 2010. When a meeting is held, it will likely be held at the King County DDES offices in Renton.
Website link: None

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Harborview Medical Center Board of Trustees

Harborview Medical Center, which is owned by King County, governed by the Harborview Board of Trustees and managed under contract by the University of Washington is a comprehensive health care facility that is dedicated to the control and prevention of illness, and the promotion and restoration of health. Harborview Medical Center's primary mission is to provide exemplary patient care for those patients listed in its mission statement, and to serve as an outstanding education and research center. As representatives of King County, Harborview Medical Center's Board of Trustees oversees the operation and management of the Medical Center.

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Members: 13 (9 positions are appointed by Council District with each Councilmember nominating one person to represent their district. The remaining 4 positions are appointed as Council at-large positions.
Term length: 4 years
Membership requirements: The membership of the Board is to have diverse social, cultural, ethnic, racial, geographic, and economic backgrounds. Candidates are to have demonstrated leadership, and recognized complementary experiences in planning, finance, health care services delivery, and/or consumer representation. Individuals need to have the ability to cooperatively work with others who may have differing philosophies. All candidates must be committed to HMC's mission. Being able to dedicate the time necessary to successfully fulfill the responsibilities of a trustee is essential. Individuals are not eligible for appointment if they hold or have held during the immediate past two years a salaried position with King County government or the UW.
Appointment process: Executive appoints / King County Council approves.
Meeting dates: The board meets the fourth Thursday of each month at from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., at the Harborview Medical Center, in the boardroom, Ground Center Tower, Room 72.
Website link: http://uwmedicine.washington.edu/Patient-Care/Locations/HMC/About/Pages/Board-of-Trustees.aspx

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King County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) was created on May 24, 1939 by resolution of the forerunner of the Metropolitan King County Council. All powers of the Authority are vested in a five member Board appointed for five year terms by the King County Executive and confirmed by the Metropolitan King County Council. The Authority's Commissioners serve without pay.

The Authority is a municipal corporation created specifically to provide affordable housing and related services and operates pursuant to the State Housing Authorities Law (RCW 35.82) and the Housing Cooperation Law (RCW 35.83). The State Housing Authorities Law defines the powers of the Authority and the manner in which they are exercised.

The Housing Cooperation Law allows cities, counties and State agencies to delegate official governmental responsibilities to housing authorities and also to provide financial and other assistance in undertaking low income housing development.

The Housing Authority works to build strong communities and increase affordable housing options through a broad range of federally and locally financed housing programs. The Authority's operations encompass an area of over 2,134 square miles, covering all of King County outside of the cities of Seattle and Renton. It has its central offices in Tukwila and 23 field offices sited around the County which manage the operations of the Authority's developments and programs.

The Authority has 320 full time employees responsible for carrying out the policies and programs established by the Board of Commissioners. The Authority presently owns or controls 8,336 units of housing and provides rental subsidies to 8,500 additional households through its Section 8 program. KCHA's inventory includes 2,854 units of public housing and its workforce housing comprises almost 60% of the total housing inventory.

The majority of KCHA program participants have incomes below 20% of the area median income. Properties owned by the Housing Authority include not only Public Housing but also include housing for homeless and special needs populations, homeownership programs and bond financed rental housing for the working poor. The Authority is an active issuer of tax exempt financing for both its own projects and other developers of affordable housing in the region and has issued over $80 million in housing bonds in the last four years.

The KCHA Board of Commissioners meets monthly for approximately two to three hours to conduct Authority business. The Authority is an active participant in the National Association of Housing Redevelopment Organizations (NAHRO) and the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA).

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Members: 5
Term length: 5 years
Membership requirements: Members may not be a County officer or employee and may not hold any direct or indirect interest in any housing project.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: Meetings are held once a month, on the second Wednesday, at 8:30 am, at the King County Housing Authority Administrative Offices, 600 Andover Park W., Tukwila, WA, 98188.
Website link: www.kcha.org/aboutus/commissioners

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International Airport Roundtable

The King County International Airport Roundtable, which was established in September 1997, provides advice, oversight and assistance to the Airport Director, King County Executive and King County Council on the airport budget, programs, regulations, master plans and noise reduction strategies and other related matters.

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Members: 16 (plus 1 ex-officio FAA member)
Term length: 3 years
Membership requirements: In accordance to Ordinance 12785, the Roundtable consists of eight members representing the following communities: Georgetown; Magnolia/North Seattle; South Seattle/Tukwila; Renton/Kent/South King County; Beacon Hill/Rainier Valley; West Seattle; Unincorporated; and At-Large; four tenant representatives (cargo operator, small general aviation operator, corporate operator, and Boeing); one representative from the Pilots Association; one member representing indirect users of airport services; and two labor representatives. In addition, the Federal Aviation Authority may designate one ex-officio non-voting member.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: Second Monday of each month, from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (no meeting in August) at the Airport Terminal Bldg, Room 110, 7277 Perimeter Rd S, Seattle, WA, 98108.
Website link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/Airport/Roundtable.aspx

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Investment Pool Advisory Committee

The King County Investment Pool Advisory Committee (IPAC) provides the County's Executive Finance Committee (EFC) with feedback and advice regarding policies, practices and fee structure for the county's $4.5 billion investment pool.

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Members: 10
Term Length: 1 or 2 year staggered terms with the exception of the Treasury manager permanent member.
Membership Requirements: In accordance with Ordinance 16280, the Committee is composed of 10 members who mostly represent the entities that participate in the investment pool. Members must include two representatives from school districts, one from a water/sewer district, one from a fire district, and two representatives from other types of districts participating in the pool. King County is represented by two county fund managers as well as the Treasury Operations Manager. A private citizen, who is an investment professional with no ties to the county or to investment pool members, rounds out the committee.
Appointment Process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms.
Meeting dates: Meets quarterly on the 1st Thursday of the month, from 9:00-10:30am, in the Chinook Bldg, Dahlia Conference Room, 401 5th Ave, Seattle, WA.
Website link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/Finance/Treasury/InvestmentPool.aspx

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Landmarks Commission

The King County Landmarks Commission works to preserve the county's historic resources and to promote the heritage of our region through landmark designations, special historic preservation and heritage projects, and interlocal agreements with suburban cities.

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Members: 9
Term length: 3 years
Membership requirements: Expertise in identification, evaluation and protection of historic resources and experience in at least one of the following fields - history, archaeology, architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, planning or related discipline.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: The Landmarks Commission meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from 4:30-6:30pm, in Suite 700 of the King Street Center, 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA, unless it is sitting as the local Commission for one of the cities. City commission meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month from 7:00-9:00pm, in the city where business needs to be conducted. In addition to monthly meetings of the full commission, commissioners also rotate membership on the Design Review Committee. The DRC meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00am to noon in Suite 700 of the King Street Center.
Website link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/property/historic-preservation/landmarks-commission.aspx

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Library System Board of Trustees

The KCLS Board is responsible for the governance of the King County Rural Library District, an independent taxing district including unincorporated areas of the county and several other communities. It is responsible for the adoption of policies, bylaws, rules and regulations, as well as approval of the operating budget and determines wages and benefits for more than 1,200 staff. The Board hires the Director and conducts an annual performance review. The district has 43 community libraries, 3 institutional libraries and provides several outreach services including the mobile TechLab, Traveling Library Center and two ABC Express mobile libraries for children.

The King County Library System's Vision Statement guided many important developments in 2006:

  • An Intellectual Adventure for Everyone
  • The Heart of the Community
  • We Make It Easy
  • One System

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Members: 5
Term length: 5 years, 10 years maximum
Membership requirements: Must have an affinity for libraries
Appointment process: Executive appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: The board meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the KCLS Service Center in Issaquah. Four times each year, they meet at various libraries.
Website link: http://www.kcls.org/about/board/

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Mental Health Advisory Board

The Mental Health Advisory Board reviews and provides comments on community mental health plans and policies developed by King County, reviews reports from the Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division and recommends further study or changes as necessary, and provides education and information to the residents of King County regarding mental illness and public mental health services.

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Members: 17
Term length: 3 years
Membership requirements: Board members shall be representatives of the demographic character of the region and the mentally ill consumers served. 51% of the Board shall be comprised of consumers of mental health services or be a parent or family member of a consumer.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month, except in August for summer break, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the King County Chinook Building, conference room 126,
401 Fifth Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104.
Website link: ww w.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/MentalHealth/Board

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Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Oversight Committee

The Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) Oversight Committee will act as an advisory body to the county executive and council, ensuring that the implementation and evaluation of the strategies and programs funded by the tax revenue are transparent, accountable and collaborative. Recognizing that King County is the countywide provider of mental health and substance abuse services, the committee will work to ensure that access to mental health and chemical dependency services are available to those who are most in need throughout the county, regardless of jurisdiction.

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Members: 30
Term length: Staggered terms from 1 to 4 years
Membership requirements: Members of the committee should represent the highest positions of their respective organizations in order to facilitate timely, system wide decision making.
Appointment: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms (Separately elected officials and King County agency directors or their designees are not required to be appointed or confirmed, and members of the oversight committee who have been confirmed to serve on another county board or commission are not required to be confirmed to serve on the oversight committee.
Meeting dates: Meets every other even month (sometimes monthly - if a 'special meeting' is called) on the 4th Thursday of the month, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., with a networking lunch from 11:45 am to 12:15 p.m.. Meetings are scheduled in the Chinook Building, conference rooms 121-123, located at 401 Fifth Ave, Seattle, WA.
Website link: www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/MHSA/MIDDPlan/MIDDCommittees

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Museum of Flight Authority Board of Directors

The Museum of Flight Authority Board of Directors undertakes, assists with, and facilitates the development and operation of a first-class air and space museum.

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Members: 7
Term length: 3 years
Membership requirements: Three members are appointed by the King County Executive at-large; three members are appointed by the King County Executive from nominations made by the Museum's Foundation Boar of Trustees; one member is appointed by the King County Executive from nominations made by the Authority Board of Directors.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: Date and times of meetings are as necessary and as work load presents itself. In addition, we meet each December. The location is at the Museum of Flight, 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA, except for the December meeting which is often held at the Rainier Club in downtown Seattle.
Website link: http://www.museumofflight.org/

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Noxious Weed Control Board

The King County Noxious Weed Control Board sets the county noxious weed control priorities and budgets, annually adopts the noxious weed list, and administers the Noxious Weed Control Program throughout the county according to the requirements of RCW 17.10. The Board, which has regulatory authority, represents the people of the county as a whole. The duties of the Weed Board include adjudicating violations of weed laws. Enforcement hearings involving landowners are conducted by the Board and not staff members; and while they need not be as formal as court proceedings, they follow a procedure that ensures a full and fair review.

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Members: 5 voting members, one non-voting member from WSU Extension Office
Term length: 4 years
Membership requirements: Board members are elected from the five weed districts in the county. At least 4 shall be engaged in the primary production of agricultural products.
Appointment: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: Meets the third Wednesday of each month from 4-6 p.m., typically at the Mercer Island Library, small conference room, 4408 - 88th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA
Website link: www.kingcounty.gov/environment/animalsAndPlants/noxious-weeds/weed-control-board

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Parks Levy Oversight Committee

The Parks Levy Oversight Committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the King County Parks Levy intended to support the county's rural and regional parks approved by the voters in 2003.

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Members: 9
Term length: Staggered terms from 1 to 3 years
Membership requirements: Background or interest in regional parks.
Appointment: Council appoints
Meeting dates: Meetings twice a year and as needed.
Website link: None

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Personnel Board

The Personnel Board is an independent body created by the County Charter (Article 5, Section 540) for the purpose of hearing and deciding certain kinds of appeals from County employees who are members of the Career Service and who choose not to pursue a grievance procedure under an applicable bargaining agreement if any. The Personnel Board has jurisdiction over only the following kinds of appeals:

  1. Appeals from actions relating to methods of examination, appointment or promotion;
  2. Appeals from disciplinary actions involving suspension of more than 60 days, reduction in rank or pay, removal; and
  3. Appeals regarding classification and reclassification of position.

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Members: 5
Term length: 5 years
Membership requirements: Members should have excellent communication, analytical and listening skills. Experience in personnel administration, preferably in public employment, familiarity with labor laws and anti-discrimination laws, rules and procedures are desirable. Board members must be available to participate as needed in public hearings and/or Board related administrative work for up to approximately six hours per session, approximately 24 sessions per calendar year. Board members receive per diem of $100 for official Board work of more than three hours. A per diem of $75 is paid for official Board work of three hours or less.
Appointment process: Executive appoints/Council confirms, except one member is elected by King County career service employees.
Meeting dates: Board meets and schedules hearings as needed on selected Friday mornings, usually starting at 9:00AM, in the Board's main hearing room, Room 510, KC Admin Bldg.
Website link: None

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Public Defense Advisory Board

The Public Defense Advisory Board regularly reviews the activities and plans of the Department of Public Defense, makes recommendations to the county Public Defender on matters concerning the department, advises the Executive and Council on matters of equity and social justice related to public defense, prepares reports as required and, when there is a vacancy in the office of county public defender, recommends to the County Executive candidates to fill the vacancy.

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Members: 11
Term length: Initial terms will be staggered 1 - 3 year terms.
Membership requirements:  Board members are expected to have substantial experience and expertise relevant to the work of public defense, and to reflect the diversity of the county to the extent practicable.
Appointment process: Executive appoints/Council confirms.
Meeting dates: The Board will meet at least once every two months. Board members will not be compensated but may be reimbursed fr parking expenses int eh King County parking garage when attending meetings of the committee
Website link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/OPD/PublicDefenseAdvisoryBoard.aspx

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Regional Communications Board

(Membership is based on Ordinance 10464 and 10956)
The King County Regional Communications Board (KCRCB) is responsible for oversight of the regional 800 MHz trunked radio system. The KCRCB operates as a joint board pursuant to Chapter 39.34 RCW. Each subregional entity that owns and operates a portion of the system (EPSCA, Valley Com, the City of Seattle, and King County) have one seat on the Board, and an At-Large member represents the interests of user agencies who do not have a controlling vote in one of the owner subregional entities.

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Members: 5
Term length: 3 years for the King County appointee
Membership requirements: (Membership is based on Ordinance 10464 and 10956)
One representative each appointed by the Eastside Public Safety Communications Agency (EPSCA), Valley Communications Center (Valley Com), City of Seattle; an At-Large member appointed by the Public Emergency Service Primary users; and a King County member appointed by the Executive and confirmed by the Council.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms all appointees initially; each subregional entity appoints its respective member subsequently.
Meeting dates: Meets the third Tuesday of every month at the Renton King County Regional Communications and Emergency Coordination Center, at 1:30 p.m., in the training room, 3511 2nd Avenue, Renton, WA 98056
Website link: www.kingcounty.gov/business/oirm/radio

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Regional Human Services Citizen Oversight Board

The Regional Human Services Citizen Oversight Board is responsible for monitoring levy proceeds designated for low-income people in need of human services to assure expenditures are in accordance with the adopted Levy Service Improvement Plan.

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Members: 12
Term length: Staggered terms from 1 to 3 years
Membership requirements: The primary criterion for membership is an interest in improving the lives of low-income people in our community. This board welcomes applicants with specific experience in the human services fields.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: Meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month, from 2 - 4 p.m., at rotating meeting locations
Website link: www.kingcounty.gov/operations/DCHS/Services/Levy/BoardRHS

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Rural Forest Commission

The purpose of the Commission, established in 1997, is to advise the executive and council in their efforts to conserve forest-land and encourage sustainable forestry in the rural area. The commission should apply its efforts to making forestry viable in King County's rural areas.

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Members: 13
Term length: 3 years
Membership requirements: All appointees should have a working knowledge of King County forestry, a strong commitment to promote forestry in the rural area, the ability to work with differing viewpoints to find solutions to complex problems, and a willingness to commit the time necessary to attend commission meetings and activities. Commission membership shall include equitable representation of the following interests: at least five members representing private rural forest landowners; advocates of non-timber values of forest land, such as environmental protection, recreation and open space; a representative from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, a representative from affected Indian Tribes; consumers or users of local forest products, such as mills, lumber, suppliers, craftsmen, florist suppliers, or users of other alternative forest products; academic or professional foresters or forestry associations; and rural cities.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: The Commission meets on the third Thursday in January and the second Thursday in the months of March, May, July, September and November.
Website link: www.kingcounty.gov/environment/waterandland/forestry/ruralforestcommission

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Seattle Ferry Advisory Committee

The Ferry Advisory Committee reports to the Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) and reports on problems experienced within the area served by the Washington State Ferries, particularly when the DOT is conducting a review of the tariffs and other ferry service questions. The Seattle FAC represents the residents and business groups of Seattle pertaining to Washington State Ferries operations through the Colman Dock Ferry Terminal. This includes advising or informing WSF management of issues and concerns relating to sailing schedules, ferry operation, and community interests.

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Members: 3
Term length: 4 years
Membership requirements: At least one person shall represent an established ferry user group. Each member shall reside in the vicinity of the terminal they represent. Members are frequently asked to represent ferry patrons by serving on Ferry Planning Committees. At the time of appointment, not more than two members shall be from the same political party
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms

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Seattle Transitional Grant Area HIV Planning Council

The Seattle Transitional Grant Area HIV Planning Council is charged with responsibility for prioritization and allocation of approximately $7 million annually toward the provision of HIV/AIDS care and prevention services in King County. The Council is an independent community planning body, staffed by employees of Public Health - Seattle & King County. The Council is comprised of 20 to 40 representatives of affected communities, providers of care and prevention services, and representatives from Public Health. Guided by regularly completed needs assessments, current epidemiology, community resource inventories, the literature on effective prevention and care services, and the dictates of federal, state, county and city funding sources, the Council sets priorities for care and prevention services. It then allocates dollars to service categories (for care dollars) or high risk populations (for prevention dollars) to ensure that care funds address the most vital unmet service needs of low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS, and that prevention efforts are effective and targeted to those communities most at risk locally for HIV acquisition and transmission.

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Members: 20-40
Term length: 2 years
Membership requirements: The Health Services Resources Administration (HRSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each mandate certain HIV prevention or care-related expertise and other representation on the Planning Council; at least one-third of the members must be HIV-infected "unaligned" (meaning that they and their immediate family members are not affiliated with agencies receiving care funding) consumers of services; Planning Council demographics must represent those communities affected by HIV/AIDS.
Appointment process: Executive appoints / Council confirmation is not required.
Meeting dates: Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., usually at the 2100 Building--2100 24th Avenue South.
Website link: www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/communicable/hiv/pc

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Solid Waste Advisory Committee

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) is a citizens' advisory body that provides input on solid waste management issues and policies that affect county residents and the services they receive. The committee is balanced geographically and includes recipients of solid waste services and representatives from public interest groups, labor, the waste management industry, manufacturers located in King County, recycling and marketing interests and local elected officials.

The SWAC reviews and advises on policy issues, including the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan. The SWAC selects its own chair, adopts rules of order, and schedules and conducts its own meetings. Information and staff support are provided by the Solid Waste Division. SWAC meetings, which are open to the public, are held in the morning of the third Friday of the each month. Recruitment of new members generally takes place in the Fall.

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Members: 9 minimum; 20 maximum
Term length: 3 years, with a maximum of two terms; additional terms allowed under special circumstances.
Membership requirements: At least nine positions represent interested citizens, two positions represent labor, two represent the waste management industry, three represent marketing/manufacturing interests, two represent local elected public officials and one represents public interest groups.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: Meets the 3rd Friday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 am in the 8th Floor Conference Center at King Street Center, 201 S Jackson, Seattle, WA
Website link: http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/about/swac.asp

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Transit Advisory Commission

The Transit Advisory Commission advises the transit general manager, the King County Executive, the King County Council, local jurisdictions and sub-area transportation forums on transit issues and policy, including matters of concern to the elderly and persons with disabilities.

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Members: 18
Term length: 2 years (with an option to renew for a second term)
Membership requirements: Must be frequent transit riders and must reflect the geographic distribution and diversity of County residents including: people with disabilities, elderly persons, or associated with an agency that works with disabled or elderly persons.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: Meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 6:00 p.m., in the 8th Floor Conference Room of the King Street Center, 201 South Jackson, Seattle. Contact DeAnna Martin, 206-684-1142 to confirm meeting time and place.
Website link: https://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/MetroTransit/AdvisoryGroups/TransitAdvisoryCommission.aspx

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Transportation Concurrency Expert Review Panel

"Concurrency" as defined in state law means transportation facilities must be able to accommodate trips created by new development for the development to occur.  The Transportation Concurrency Expert Review Panel is comprised of six persons including representation from the development community, the environmental community, transportation planning professionals, the unincorporated area, the public at large, and multimodal transportation interest groups. The panel is responsible for reviewing periodic reports on any proposed changes to the transportation concurrency management program.  Staff support to TCERP is provided by the King County Department of Transportation Roads Services Division.

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Members: 6
Term length: 3 years
Membership requirements: Members should have connection to the transportation field whether directly through employment or interest.
Appointment: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: The panel does not have a regular meeting schedule. There is at least one meeting per year, and 3-4 meetings in years in which changes are proposed to the transportation concurrency management program.  The TCERP meetings usually last two hours in the morning or afternoon, and are held in the King Street Center, 201 S Jackson St., Seattle, WA
Website link: http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/Roads/TransportationPlanning/ConcurrencyManagement.aspx

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Vashon - Maury Island Groundwater Protection Committee

The Vashon - Maury Island Groundwater Protection Committee is tasked with tracking and advising on the protection of groundwater resources. Specific responsibilities identified in the KC Code (chapt.9.14) include: advising the King County Executive and Council on Groundwater issues; monitoring, participating in and advising County elected officials, municipalities, special purpose districts, water and sewer utilities, and water purveyors on implementation of the Vashon - Maury Island Ground Water Management Plan (GWMP); making policy and program recommendations to support the protection of groundwater resources; and coordinating community groundwater needs with local organizations.

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Members: 10 active
Term length: 1-3 years
Membership requirements: There are specific stakeholder seats identified to represent past groundwater planning efforts, local water and sewer utilities, water purveyors, residential well users, business owners, agriculture, local UAC, Chamber of Commerce, and local environmental organizations within the Groundwater Management Area.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: The Committee meets quarterly from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., at the Vashon Fire Station Facilities at 10020 SW Bank Rd in the Vashon Town Center area.
Website link: www.kingcounty.gov/environment/waterandland/groundwater/management-areas/vashon-maury-island-gwma/committee.aspx

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Veterans Program Advisory Board

The Board makes recommendations for the proper disbursement of funds; makes available to veterans a means of securing appellate relief; assists the King County Veteran's Program in its activities; and works in conjunction with the Veteran's Programs.

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Members: 13-17 (No County Executive appointments)
Term length: 2 years
Membership requirements: Nominated by individual veteran organizations and/or honorably discharged veterans with majority from veteran service organization.
Election process: Independently elected on an annual basis for two year terms.
Meeting dates: The Advisory Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at 10:30am, in the conference room at the Renton WorkSource offices where the King County Veterans' Program is located (Except July and August).
Website link: www.kingcounty.gov/socialservices/veterans.aspx

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Veterans Citizen Oversight Board

This board is responsible for monitoring the expenditure of levy proceeds designated for services for veterans, and military personnel and their families, ensuring it is in accordance with the adopted Levy Service Improvement Plan.

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Members: 12
Term length: Staggered terms from 1 to 3 years
Membership requirements: The primary criterion for membership is an interest in improving the lives of veterans, military personnel, and their families in our community. This board welcomes applicants with specific experience in veteran services.
Appointment: 9 Council Appointed/3 Executive Appointed
Meeting dates: The Oversight Board meets on the third Thursday of each month from 2:00pm - 4:00pm, at rotating locations.
Website link: www.kingcounty.gov/operations/DCHS/Services/Levy/BoardVeteran

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Washington State Boundary Review Board for King County

The Washington State Boundary Review Board for King County was created in 1967, and functions under a mandate established by the State of Washington (RCW 36.93). As prescribed by RCW 36.93, the Boundary Review Board operates as an independent entity in order to fulfill its legislative responsibilities. The Boundary Review Board is funded by King County as prescribed by RCW 36.93.080.

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Members: 11 (The Governor, County Executive and Cities of King County each appoint 3 members. Special Purpose Districts (Water, Sewer Fire) select 2 members.
Term length: 4 years
Membership requirements: No appointee may be an official or employee of the County or governmental unit in the County or any agency or association thereof. Members are compensated at a rate of $50 per day when conducting Board business.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: Regular meetings are held once each month to provide public review for administration of new Notices of Intention and to conduct required business (e.g., budget review). Additional meetings may occur as well - these meetings are required by statutory mandate in order for the Board to conduct a public hearing for a disputed Notice of Intention.
Regular Meetings customarily take place on the second Thursday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. to facilitate public participation. These meetings are typically held at the Bellevue Fire Station located at 12412 SE 69th Way in Bellevue.
In accord with Boundary Review Board Rules, public hearings to adjudicate disputed Notices of Intention take place in the community affected by the NOI. Hearings take place from 7:00 p.m. - 10 p.m., to facilitate public participation.
Website link: www.kingcounty.gov/property/annexations/About

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Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District

The District is an independent, municipal corporation with responsibility for siting, designing, constructing, and operating a Major League Baseball Stadium with a retractable roof or canopy and natural turf in Seattle. It is governed by a Board of Directors.

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Members: 7 (4 County Executive appointments / 3 appointed by Governor
Term length: 2 - 4 years
Membership requirements: Determined by King County Executive and Governor
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms (Executive appointees only)
Meeting dates: The board meets quarterly on the 1st Tuesday in March, June, September and December, at 4:00 p.m., at the SAFECO Field Interview Room.
Website link: http://www.ballpark.org/board.aspx

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Women's Advisory Board

The King County Women's Advisory Board (WAB) was established by ordinance in 1978. Its purpose is to "act in an advisory capacity to the County Executive, the County Council, and the Women's Program with respect to matters concerning them. The Board shall examine and define issues pertaining to the rights and needs of women in the County, prioritize unmet needs of women, and make recommendations to the County Executive and the County Council to meet those needs."

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Members: 15 - The King County Council members each nominate one person to represent their respective districts. The County Council also nominates four individuals to serve in Council At-large Positions. The remaining 2 positions are at-large positions appointed by the Executive.
Term length: 3 years
Membership requirements: Members must represent the diversity of women in King County and shall not include employees or board members of agencies receiving funding from the Women's Program.
Appointment process: Executive Appoints/Council Confirms
Meeting dates: Meetings are held bimonthly from 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., most often at the YWCA Greenbridge Career Center Conference Room, 9720 8th Avenue SW, Seattle
Website link: www.kingcounty.gov/socialservices/CommunityServices/Boards/WomensAdvisoryBoard

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