Volunteer

Available Volunteer Positions

PEND OREILLE COUNTY NEEDS YOUR PARTICIPATION

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

HOTEL/MOTEL TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE has one opening. The open position is for those that qualify as a collector of lodging tax funds or a business that is involved in tourism or promotional activities. Meetings are the third Friday of the month at 9 a.m. at Cusick Community Center. Please indicate your qualifications on your informational statement.

NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL BOARD

This 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 website for meeting information at https://pendoreilleco.org/your-government/noxious-weed-department/. Members are appointed from five districts to 4-year terms (RCW 17.10.050). 

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

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 https://pendoreilleco.org/your-government/board-of-equalization/. 

CEMETERY DISTRICT #1

All of the above are volunteer positions. Informational statements are available on the County website at: www.pendoreilleco.org (click Volunteer on the Commissioners’ page) 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@pendoreille.org. For additional information, please call 509-447-4119, or click on the “Description of Volunteer Boards” tab to the right.