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Approximately 42 of King County 49 boards and commissions are appointed by the King County Executive and confirmed by the County Council to serve as representatives of the public at-large. Individuals can either apply directly to the department that staffs the board on which they want to serve or submit their application to Rick Ybarra, Liaison for Boards & Commissions. The department conducts interviews of prospective candidates and then submits their top two candidates for each vacant position to the Executive. The Executive reviews the top candidates, makes his selection, and directs staff to prepare the appointment materials. View a complete list of all boards and commissions, application materials, and answers to frequently asked questions.

As a Councilmember, Rod is not able to nominate individuals for positions on Executive appointed Boards and Commissions. View a complete list of the Boards and Commissions appointed by the Council.

Rick Ybarra, the liaison for Boards and Commissions, is happy to answer questions about boards and commissions service. He may also refer you to the Staff Liaison or a King County department for questions about specific boards or commissions.

Rick Ybarra can be reached at or 206-263-9651. He can be reached via mail at Office of Civil Rights and Open Government, 401 Fifth Ave., Suite 215, Seattle, WA 98104.

Executive appointed boards and Commissions currently seeking applicants:

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

Learn more about these Boards and Commissions.

Contact Councilmember Dembowski

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