Available Volunteer Positions


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 two 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).

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES has one opening. The Board of Trustees is the policy-making body of Pend Oreille County Library District. District administration is delegated to the director, who serves at the pleasure of the Board. The Board meets every 4th Thursday usually at the district office in Newport.  Member terms are 5 years. Trustees are limited to 2 consecutive terms (RCW 27.12.190).

HOTEL/MOTEL TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE has one opening. The open positions are for those that qualify as a collector of lodging tax funds or a business that is involved in tourism or promotional activities. Meetings are called, only on an as needed basis to approve applications, and have most recently been on Fridays at 9 a.m. via Zoom. Please indicate your qualifications on your informational statement.

NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL BOARD has one opening. 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 http://pendoreilleco.org/your-government/noxious-weed-department/. Members are appointed from five districts to 4-year terms (RCW 17.10.050).

LEOFF (LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER and FIRE FIGHTER) -1 RETIREMENT BOARD has the opening of Public-at-Large for a two year term. This is a voluntary unpaid position and member must be a Pend Oreille County resident (member does not have to have former Law enforcement nor firefighting experience or employment). The LEOFF-1 Board functions on an as-needed basis, to make decisions regarding disability and medical matters of LEOFF-1 retirees, with meetings held twice per year:  the second Monday in January and June, 4:00 p.m., in the County Commissioners meeting room.

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION has one opening. 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 http://pendoreilleco.org/your-government/board-of-equalization/.

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.