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Aging & Disability Resources Advisory Board
2 vacancies

The ADR Advisory Board is made up of as many as 15 members of the community who volunteer their time and efforts. Their role is to plan and oversee long-term services and supports in Pierce County. The board meets six times annually (odd numbered months) on the third Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. All meetings are open to the public. Board members also participate in additional committee work.

For more information or application contact Nellis Kim, (253) 798-3807.

Allocation Advisory Committee for Prevention Programs
7 vacancies

The Allocation Advisory Committee for Prevention Programs makes recommendations to the County Executive and the County Council on intended use of the 1/4th of the 1/10th percent Criminal Justices Sales and Use Tax. Members have some knowledge and experience with the prevention of violence to children and youth. The Allocation Advisory Committee is comprised of up to 15 members.

For more information or application contact Stephanie Bray, at 253-798-6917

Arts Commission
1 vacancy representing District #2

The Pierce County Economic Development Department is seeking one citizen volunteer from District 2 to serve on its nine-member Arts Commission (PCAC) for a three-year term. Successful candidate will be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. Four meetings per year/additional meetings may be held. All meetings are open to the public.

For more information, contact Kathy Sorgenfrei at 253-798-6906 or visit the Arts webpage.

Board of Equalization
1 vacancy for Alternate Member

The seven-member board hears appeals from taxpayers who disagree with the assessed value of their properties as determined by the Assessor-Treasurer's Office, such as property valuations and exemption changes and denials. 
Applications are due Monday, May 16, and are available online, by e-mail or in person from the Clerk of the Board of Equalization's Office, 2401 S. 35th St., Room 176 in Tacoma.
For more information contact Kim Shannon, Board of Equalization Clerk, (253) 798-7415.

Boating Advisory Commission
1 vacancy

The members selected shall advise the Sheriff, the Executive, and the Council on matters relating to boating conditions and safety.

For more information contact Brian Ward, (253) 798-4940.      

Boundary Review Board
1 vacancy - one person appointed from Special Districts

The Boundary Review Board is a quasi-judicial, administrative body empowered to make decisions on such issues as incorporations, annexations, extensions of utilities, etc. by cities, towns, and special purpose districts. It can approve, deny, or modify a proposal. Its decisions are appealable to the Pierce County Superior Court.

For more information or application contact Toni Fairbanks, Chief Clerk of the Board, (253) 798-7156.

Community Connections Citizen's Advisory Board
4 vacancies

The Citizen’s Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to assist the County implement of federally funded programs and activities through Community Development Block Grants and Emergency Shelter Grants. The Citizen’s Advisory Board comprises up to 15 members. One third of the membership represents low and moderate-income residents of Pierce County.  1/3 of the positions on the board are filled by nominees from the Pierce County Cities and Towns Association.

For more information or application contact Stephanie Bray, at 253-798-6917.

Conservation Futures Citizens' Advisory Board
5 vacancies - representing Council Districts #4, #5, #7, City of Puyallup, and Small Cities/Towns

The CAB is comprised of seventeen individuals who represent a broad based interest in Pierce County.  The CAB evaluate presentations that maybe eligible for acquisitions through the Conservation Futures funds. Presentations are made in an open public meeting forum.

For more information or application contact P&R at (253) 798-4177.

Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board
3 vacancies

Volunteers sought to serve on the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board, which helps with planning to improve services and better meet the community's needs. The board assists the Department of Community Connections with reviewing and evaluating programs for Pierce County residents who experience developmental disabilities. The board also helps staff with planning to improve services and better meet the community's needs. Advisory Board membership is open to Pierce County residents who have an interest in developmental disability issues. The board welcomes applicants from all minority groups.

For more information or application contact Bonny, (253) 798-7372.

Ethics Commission
1 vacancy

The Pierce County Executive’s Office is accepting applications to fill one Ethics Commission position. The citizen commission is responsible for promoting and upholding ethical conduct in Pierce County government.

Applicants must be registered to vote in the State of Washington, reside in Pierce County, and employed in or retired from the private sector. Ethics Commissioners also may not hold or campaign for elective office, be an officer of any political party or political committee, be a lobbyist, assist a lobbyist, or employ a lobbyist. (Pierce County Code 3.12.070 B, C, and E)

The members of the Ethics Commission are volunteers who meet the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at the Wheelock Library, 3722 N. 26th St. in Tacoma. The Commission determines the merit of reported violations of the Code of Ethics for Pierce County employees. Request an application by emailing or by calling 253-798-7477. Submit completed application by October 14, 2016.
For an application or more information contact Chris Gilbert, Ethics Commission Chair (253) 225-2272.

Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission               
3 vacancies - representing Council Districts #5, #6, and #7

The primary responsibility of the Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission is to carry out the Pierce County Historic Preservation Program as a Certified Local Government (CLG) in historic preservation, and to provide recommendations, on matters related to Pierce County heritage, to the County Executive and Council.

For more information or application contact Chad Williams or (253) 798-3683

Land Use Advisory Commissions (LUACs)
Vacancies in each geographical area:
  • Frederickson - 3 vacancies
  • Gig Harbor - 3 vacancies
  • Graham
  • Key Peninsula - 3 vacancies
  • Mid-County - 1 vacancy: North Clover Creek Collins, Summit View, Summit Waller
  • Parkland-Spanaway-Midland:  Parkland, Spanaway, and Midland - 3 vacancies
  • South Hill - 3 vacancies

Land Use Advisory Commissions serve in an advisory capacity on land use matters to the Executive, the County Council, the Hearing Examiner, the Planning Commission, and the Planning and Land Services Department. Meetings of the LUAC are held within the community and facilitate a structured two-way communication process between the County and community residents, property owners, and business owners regarding significant land use issues. LUACs make recommendations regarding updates to community plans, monitor the progress made in implementation of community plan policies and review applications for proposed developments within the represented community for which a public hearing is required.

For more information or application contact PALS at (253) 798-2630.

Parks & Recreation Citizens' Advisory Board
2 vacancies - representing Council District #4 and #5

This nine-member board meets every other month to advise the Parks and Recreation Department concerning its general operations, capital projects, as well as the needs and interest of the citizens of the community. 
The board also assists the county in identifying funding sources and securing funding for the county's Parks and Recreation programs. The board takes an active role in communicating park and recreation needs, services and programs to the public governmental agencies, the executive and the council.           
Looking to make a difference?  Please contact Parks and Recreation at (253) 798-4177 or complete application and mail (address on form).

Pierce County Accessible Communities Advisory Committee
several vacancies

Volunteers sought to serve on the Accessible Communities Advisory Committee, which advises county policy makers on a variety of issues affecting people with disabilities (i.e. emergency plans, accessibility to buildings/events, voter access, inclusion, etc.). Committee membership is open to Pierce County residents who have interest, knowledge, experience with disability issues.

For more information, contact Community Connections, (253) 798-4332.  Application and meeting calendar

Pierce County Community Development Corporation (CDC)
1 vacancies           

The CDC Board is made up of eight members of the community. Under the charter of the CDC the Board of Directors shall include one member in the legal profession as an Attorney, one member with experience in commercial banking and finance, two members with experience in the construction industry (one residential and one commercial), one member with experience as a certified public accountant, two members with experience as a licensed real estate broker or agent (one residential and one commercial), and one member with experience in mortgage banking. All meetings are open to the public.

The CDC is currently seeking applicants to fill the following positions in 2016.
  • Commercial banking and finance;
  • Commercial construction; and
  • Accounting
For more information or application contact Bryan Schmid, (253) 798-6909.

Pierce County Veterans Advisory Council (PCVAV)
(to be updated soon)

PCVAC Board is made up of 9 volunteers. Must be a Veteran and belong to a Veterans Organization. There is a yearly fee due which is $10. No application needed.

For more information contact (253) 798-7449.

Surface Water Management Advisory Board
roster open year-round - contact department for current vacancies

The Surface Water Management Advisory Board (SWAB) works with Pierce County to make recommendations on the county's surface water management program to the Pierce County Council and Executive. The SWAB is a Pierce County Executive-appointed, Council-confirmed advisory board on surface water management issues in unincorporated Pierce County.

For more information or application contact Harold Smelt, at (253) 798-2952.