Available Volunteer Positions

Pend Oreille County Needs Your Participation

The following Boards have vacant positions. If interested in any of these, please submit a letter of interest along with an informational statement:

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board has a District #1 and “At Large” openings. Board members should have an interest in recreational user groups including one or more of the following: Equestrian, Mountain Bike, OHV, Hiking, Winter Recreation, Water Sports, Hunting/Fishing and Wildlife/Scenic Viewing. This is an advisory board to the Commissioners pertaining to county parks and recreation. The Parks Board meets every 3rd Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. This 7-member board consists of one appointment from each of the Commissioner districts and four at-large appointments. Member terms are staggered initially, then six years at reappointment (RCW 36.68.040).

Hotel/Motel Tax Advisory Committee has up to three openings. The open positions are for those that qualify as a collector of lodging tax funds. Meetings are called, only on an as-needed basis to approve applications, and have typically been held in December. Please indicate your qualifications on your informational statement.

Noxious Weed Control Board has one opening, in Weed District #5This Board is charged with the cooperative control and management of noxious weeds, develops and manages Weed Board policy, adopts the County weed list which identifies mandatory weed control, reviews and oversees the annual budget, responds to community inquiries or complaints, and holds public hearings on new weed policy. See the Weed Board page for meeting information. Members are appointed from five districts to 4-year terms (RCW 17.10.050).

Board of Equalization has an opening for an Alternate. The Board assists in the administration of property valuation at ‘fair market value’, providing a forum for property owners. Department of Revenue is the state agency charged with the responsibility of statewide administration of the property tax system. The Department’s broad authority over county officials in general and local boards of equalization in particular is contained in RCW 84.08.010 and RCW 84.08.060. This Board convenes in a 28-day session beginning July 15 or 14 days after the assessment roll has been certified. There is a $100 per day stipend for meetings and trainings in addition to mileage reimbursement. This is a 3-member board, plus an alternate. Member terms are 3 years. For more information, visit the Board of Equalization page.

All of the above are volunteer positions. Informational statements are available below, or at the Commissioners’ Office, 625 W. 4th St., PO Box 5025, Newport, WA 99156.  Please send a letter of interest along with an Informational Statement to the address listed above.  You may also email the above to the Commissioners’ Clerk of the Board at czieske [at] pendoreille.org. For additional information, please call 509-447-4119.