Each fall, it is announced that terms of office for those serving on various boards and commissions in Everett, Washington, will expire. New volunteers are sought and it is a great way to learn more about the inner workings of the city and share your expertise with those who live and work here. Here you can find out more about job vacancies and how to apply.
The City of Everett invites community members to make a positive impact on the city by serving on a volunteer board or commission. The city has multiple posts on many boards and commissions that span a variety of civic functions and services.
“This is a great opportunity to get involved and have a voice in the work that is being done in our community,” said Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin. “I look forward to adding a variety of perspectives to our boards and commissions to ensure that our plans and priorities best reflect those of our residents and promote the quality of life in our city as a whole.”
Tenure is two to six years, and volunteers must currently be Everett residents. Most boards and commissions meet once a month. Franklin will review the applications and make recommendations to the city council for approval.
Interested volunteers can complete an application on the city’s website at everettwa.gov/boardsapply. Paper applications can be requested from Nichole Webber at [email protected] or 425-257-7119. Applications are possible until December 6th, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
The openings include:
- Board of Parks Commission: advises on park planning, project development, community engagement, community administration and volunteering. The members have a six-year term of office.
- Citizens’ Advisory Board: Promotes community participation and makes recommendations on the funding of federal, state, and local funds given to community organizations, and oversees Everett’s five-year consolidated plan and one-year annual plan of action. The members have a six-year term of office.
- Public Service Commission: oversees the administration of specific regulations related to employment in the city, such as B. the classification of many city workers. The members have a term of office of two to six years.
- Diversity Advisory Board: advises the mayor on issues and activities in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. The members have a term of office of two to four years.
- Everett Housing Authority Board: governs the Everett Housing Authority and is responsible for setting guidelines for the authority and appointing the Executive Director.
- Historical Commission: advises the city on conservation issues, including nominating properties to the Everett Register of Historic Places, reviewing state and national register nominations, and approving projects for “special valuation” tax benefits. The members have a six-year term of office.
- Library Board: administers the Everett Public Library. The directors serve for a five-year term and each member serves as president for their fifth year of service.
- Tax Advisory Board for Accommodation: examines proposed changes to the accommodation tax rate, tax exemptions and the use of the tax for tourism promotion, the acquisition and operation of tourism-related facilities and other uses permitted under state law. The members have a four-year term of office.
- Transport Advisory Board: advises the city on issues relating to traffic services, long-distance traffic planning and traffic safety planning. The members have a six-year term of office.
For more information or to apply, visit everettwa.gov/boards. If you have any questions, please contact Nichole Webber at 425-257-7119 or [email protected]
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