New member sought for King County Boundary Review Board

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Washington State Boundary Review Board for King County is now recruiting candidates to serve on the Board. Terms of office will be for the remainder of a four-year term ending January 31, 2021. 

The Boundary Review Board reviews proposals for annexations, expansions and mergers by cities, fire districts, and water/sewer districts within King County.

The Board also reviews new city incorporations and disincorporations.

Recently, the Board has reviewed more than 50 proposals, including several noteworthy and challenging applications for boundary changes – incorporations and annexations -- and expanded service areas. The Board anticipates that the coming years will continue to bring important proposals and offer interesting experiences to its Board members.

The Board is particularly seeking persons with interests and/or expertise appropriate to service on the Boundary Review Board, including local government, growth management, land use planning and administration and/or public services planning and administration.

Boundary Review Board members may not serve as officials, employees or contract personnel of a governmental agency within King County while serving on the Boundary Review Board.

Under State law, the Board has eleven members: (a) four members appointed from the Executive of King County; (b) four members appointed from Cities of King County; and (c) three members appointed from area Special Purpose Districts.

The Board is currently recruiting candidates for one appointment from the Cities of King County. The new member would serve the remainder of a four-year term, from February 1, 2017 – January 31, 2021.

Board members must be available to attend the Board’s regular monthly meeting and public hearings as required for proposed actions – e.g., annexations, mergers, or incorporations.

All meetings and hearings are held in the evening hours. Information packets are provided to enable Board members to review materials prior to meetings and hearings.

The Board also conducts orientation and training workshops for members. Board staff is available to provide guidance and support to Board members.

State law provides for compensation of $50 for each meeting or hearing. The Board budget allows for limited reimbursement for orientation / training workshops, for mileage and for other related incidental expenses.

If you are interested in Board membership, you may obtain an application by contacting Lenora Blauman, Executive Secretary to the Board, at 206-477-0633. We would also welcome your recommendation of other persons who would be interested in serving on the Board. The deadline for submitting applications is August 10, 2018.

Applications must be submitted to:
Kenny Pittman, Sr. Policy Advisor
City of Seattle
Office of Intergovernmental Relations
P.O. Box 94746 – Mail Stop: CH-05-80
Seattle, WA 98124-4746

Or via email to: Kenny.pittman@seattle.gov


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