Pierce County volunteers needed for Sound Transit citizen oversight panel

Sound Transit is seeking volunteers in Pierce County and East King County to help the agency succeed in meeting its commitments to the public by joining its citizen oversight panel.

The panel was created in 1997 to independently monitor Sound Transit and make sure it meets its commitments to build and operate a regional bus, light rail, and commuter rail transit system. The 15-member citizen oversight panel represent a variety of interests, professional expertise, and experience. The citizen oversight panel meets twice monthly during normal business hours and acts as an independent oversight entity by digging into agency details, asking hard questions and reporting its findings to the Sound Transit Board of Directors.

The transportation agency has two openings on the citizen oversight panel—one representing Pierce County and one representing East King County. A completed application and resume should be submitted to Dow Constantine, Sound Transit Board Chair, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104-2826 by Thurs., April 30, 2015. To qualify an applicant must be a registered voter within the Sound Transit District and reside and/or work in Pierce County or East King County; have experience/skills in one or more areas related to the panel’s responsibilities (business and finance management; engineering; large projects construction management; public facilities and services; government processes; and public policy development or review); and be able to attend meetings twice each month during normal business hours.

Copies of all applications and resumes will be provided to the Sound Transit Board for its review. The Board’s Executive Committee will review and recommend candidates. The Board of Directors will confirm the appointments. Sound Transit actively seeks to include persons from diverse backgrounds and professional areas of expertise to support agency oversight, planning and operations. Persons of color and women are encouraged to apply.

More information is available online here.