Page updated:  June 16, 2014

 
Stevens County Advisory Boards

More than 20 citizen advisory committees and boards help shape Stevens County's future.  From wildlife and land management to healthcare and equalizing property assessments, these groups provide advice on policies and allocation of funds to county departments and the Board of Stevens County Commissioners.  To learn more about the work of any of the groups contact the staff person.  If you're interested in serving on a committee or board, complete the form below and submit  to Polly Coleman in the Stevens County Commissioners' Office; 215 South Oak St., Colville, WA  99114 or commissioners@co.stevens.wa.us .  Please indicate the committee or board you are interested in.

 
Citizen Participation Interest Form in pdf format
  1. Aging & Long Term care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW)
  2. Ambulance Advisory Committee
  3. Board of Equalization (BOE)  
  4. CASA Advisory Board  
  5. Civil Service

  6. Deer Lake Management District Citizens’ Steering Committee (DLMDCSC)   Open Positions
  7. Developmental Disabilities Board   Open Positions
  8. Kettle River Advisory Board - KRAB
  9. Little Pend Oreille Lakes Management District Citizens' Steering Committee (LPOLMCSC)
  10. Lodging Tax Advisory Committee     
  11. Loon Lake Management District Citizens' Steering Committee  (LLMDCSC)
  12. Northeast Washington Fair Board
  13. Assessor's Open Space Advisory Committee    
  14. Planning Commission    
  15. Public Lands Advisory Committee - PLAC 
  16. Solid Waste Advisory Committee
  17. Stevens County Fish & Wildlife Advisory Committee
  18. Stevens County Rural Library District Board  Open Position
  19. Stevens County Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee   Open Positions
  20. Water Conservancy Board   Open Position
  21. Weed Board
  22. WRIA 59 Water Resource Management Board (WRIA 50 Board)
 

Board/Committee Name

 

1.  Aging & Long Term care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW)
 Contact:  Nick Beamer
 Phone:  (509) 458-2509
 Number of Members: 35 Maximum
 Role of the Committee:  Planning & Management Council www.altcew.org for information on the Agency and PMC membership opportunities
 Meeting times:  4th Friday of each month at ALTCEW office in Spokane
 
2.  Ambulance Advisory Committee
 Contact: Bill Buscher
 Phone: (509) 675-2945
 Number of Members: 5 - Three (3) appointed by the Sheriff and two (2) elected from the unit to serve a two-year term.
 Meeting times:  2nd Tuesday of each month at the Ambulance building, 425 N. Hwy 395, in Colville (next to Ronnie D's)
 
3.  Board of Equalization - BOE    
Staff:   Amanda Ross
Phone:  (509) 684-7513
Number of Members: 3 and 1 alternate member
Role of the Committee:  Responsible for hearing appeals of assessed value on real and personal property in Stevens County.
Meeting times:  Stevens County BOE normally convenes in the Spring, meeting intermittently for a few months. Hearings are usually conducted in the Commissioners’ Conference Room located at: 230 East Birch in Colville (Old AVISTA Building.)
 
4.  CASA Advisory Board   
Staff:  Wendi Andres
Phone: ( 509)  685-0673
Number of members:  15

Role of the Committee:  The purpose of the Advisory Board is to enhance the existing services to abused and neglected children assigned to CASA.

Meetings:  The advisory Board meets twice a year on the fourth Monday of January and June.

 
5.  Civil Service    
Staff:  Nettie LaDoux or Polly Coleman   commissioners@co.stevens.wa.us
Phone:  (509)  684-3751          Fax:  (509) 684-8310
Number of Members:  3 appointed by the BOCC for six-year terms.
Role of the Committee: Management of a merit system of employment for county deputy sheriffs and other employees for the office of county sheriff as per RCW 41.14
Meeting times:  4th Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m.  Commissioners’ Conference Room located at: 230 East Birch in Colville (Old AVISTA Building.)
 
6.  Deer Lake Management District Citizens’ Steering Committee (DLMDCSC)  Open Positions
 
7.  Developmental Disabilities Board   Open Positions
Staff:  Erika Thompson, DD NEW Alliance Counseling Services
Phone:  (509) 685-0680
Number of Members: 9 (minimum) to 15 (maximum)
Role of the Committee: To advise and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners relating to community developmental disabilities services.  The board also provides community leadership on improvement of efficiency and effectiveness of community developmental disabilities programs.
Meeting times:  Quarterly (January, April, July & October), on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  The meetings are at 12 noon at Northeast Washington Alliance Counseling Services:  165 E. Hawthorne, Colville, in the East Conference Room.
 
8.  Kettle River Advisory Board - KRAB
Contact: Ferry County Commissioners' Office
Phone:  509-775-5229
Number of Members:  13      Term of appointment:  3 years
Role of the Committee:  Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Ferry and Stevens Counties to serve as an advisory board for implementation of the policy plan for the Kettle River and its resources.
Meeting times:  Meets the 3rd Wednesday at 4 pm Mar-Nov at the Curlew Presbyterian Church – except 1 or 2 meetings held in Barstow (please contact the Ferry Co. Commissioners' Office for all meeting dates and location)
 
9.  Little Pend Oreille Lakes Management District Citizens' Steering Committee (LPOLMCSC)
Contact: Tom O’Brien  Phone: 684-8421   tjobrien@plix.com
Contact:  Larry Zoodsma   Phone:  684-9870   larryz@lzoodsma.com
Number of Members:   unlimited
Role of the Committee:  Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to assist the county in the management and control of Eurasion milfoil in the Little Pend Oreille Lakes
Meeting times:  No regular meeting schedule has been set.
 
10.  Lodging Tax Advisory Committee   
Contact:  Stevens County Commissioners Staff 
Phone:  (509) 684-3751
Number of Members:  5 (two representatives of businesses required to collect the tax, two representatives who are involved in tourism, tourism-related facilities, or tourism related operation of facilities and one member of the Board of County Commissioners.)
Role of the Committee:  Serves as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners of Stevens County on the use of the logging tax, or Hotel/Motel Tax funds to promote tourism in Stevens County.
Meeting times:  Semi-annual meetings are held the first Wednesday of April and October, in the Commissioners' Office; 230 East Birch; Colville.
Lodging Tax Fund Request Application in pdf
Click to view Press Release page for additional information
 
11.  Loon Lake Management District Citizens' Steering Committee  (LLMDCSC) 
Contact:  Lee Evans  lgevans@spocom.com
Phone:  509-688-7304
Role of the Committee:  Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to assist the county in the management and control of Eurasion milfoil in Loon Lake
Meeting times:  Second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Old School House at Loon Lake
 
12.  Northeast Washington Fair Board
 Staff:  Lori Matlock 
 Phone:  509-684-2585    Email: lmatlock@co.stevens.wa.us
 Number of Members:  unlimited
 Role of the Committee:  Aims/purpose to promote awareness and education in agriculture.  Provide opportunity for the general public to be exposed to the agricultural industry with hands on experience.
 Meeting times:  Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month, normally at the Ag & Trade Center Bldg at the NE WA Fairgrounds.  Contact Lori Matlock @ 684-2585 for time & location
 
13.  Assessor's Open Space Advisory Committee 
Staff:  Vicki Nielsen
Phone:  (509) 684-6161
Number of Members:  5
Role of the Committee:  Serves in an advisory capacity to the Stevens County Assessor in implementing guidelines for the assessment of open space, farms and agricultural lands.
Meeting times:  Meets once each year.  Contact the Assessor’s Office for date, time and location.
 
14.  Planning Commission 
Staff:   Tanya Larsen
Phone:   (509) 684-2401
Number of Members:  9
Role of the Committee:  Serves as advisory board to Commissioners on matters related to physical development of the county and legislative matters.
Meeting times:  2nd  Thursday of each month in the Commissioners' Conference Room located at:  230 East Birch, Colville (old AVISTA building).
 
15.  Public Lands Advisory Committee - PLAC
Contact: Gary Nielsen, Chairman
Phone:  (509) 684-6898
Number of Members:   12
Role of the Committee:  Serves as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners of Stevens County on issues relating to public lands in Stevens County and other matters.
Meeting times:  3rd Thursday of the month from 6-9 p.m. in  the Commissioners’ Conference Room located at: 230 East Birch in Colville (Old AVISTA Building.)
 
16.  Solid Waste Advisory Committee 
Staff:   Dennis Durbin (or Carol Condon)
Phone:  (509) 738-6106  (684-4548)
Number of Members:  minimum of  6 and maximum of 18
Role of the Committee: Advise Commissioners on all areas of solid waste program, ie., recycling, recovery or solid waste resources, etc.
Meeting times:
 
17.  Stevens County Fish & Wildlife Advisory Committee
Contact:  Commissioners' Office    commissioners@co.stevens.wa.us
Phone:  (509) 684-3751
Number of Members:  unlimited
Role of the Committee:  Provides public support & advice to the BOCC on issues regarding problem wildlife and sustainable fish populations.  It seeks to gain public support on the issues of common sense wildlife management that can have social and economic impact on some of our natural resource based industries as well as the safety of our livestock, domestic animals, human populations and the protection of private property.
Meeting times:  7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Colville Fire Station (Stevens County Fire District # 3) located at: 293 East 1st Avenue in Colville.

The public is welcome to attend – please contact Commissioner Don Dashiell at 509-684-3751 with any questions.

 
18.  Stevens County Rural Library District Board           Open Position
Staff:  Amanda Six, Director   amanda@scrld.org
Phone:  (509) 233-9621 or (509) 675-5102
Number of Members:  5
Role of the Committee:  A rural county library district shall be a public corporation with such powers as are necessary to carry out its functions and for taxation purposes shall have the power vested in municipal corporations for such purposes.  See RCW 27.12 for additional information.
Meeting times:  3rd Thursday at 4 PM.  For locations and any changes, check the Library District’s website www.thelosc.org
 
19.  Stevens County Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee   Open Positions
(Formally:  Disability Advisory Committee)
Staff:  Shannan Hughes
Phone:  (509) 684-7514
Number of Members:  Unlimited
Role of the Committee:  The purpose of the committee is to develop a plan to improve the accessibility of elections for voters with disabilities. The committee must include members of diverse disabilities.
Meetings:  Annually
 
20.  Water Conservancy Board   Open Position
Contact:  Jim Gleaton   jgleaton@co.stevens.wa.us
Phone: (509) 258-4041   215 S. Oak Street, Colville, WA  99114
Number of Members:  5 member board with 2 alternate positions.  All board commissioners must receive training from Ecology before participating in any decision on a water-right transfer application.
Role of the Committee:  Created by the Legislature in 1997 to enable the processing of water-right transfer and change applications at the local level. All water conservancy board decisions are ultimately reviewed and affirmed, reversed, or modified by the Department of Ecology. Minumum Training Requirement:  32 hrs initial training and 8 hrs per year continuing education
Meeting times:  Conservation District – 232 Williams Lk Rd, Colville.  Special meetings are published in advance in the county paper of record.
 
21.  Weed Board
Contact:  Cindy Jennings   www.co.stevens.wa.us/weedboard/staff_board.htm
Phone:  (509) 684-7590
 
22.  WRIA 59 Water Resource Management Board (WRIA 50 Board)
Contact:  Eric Johansen  ejohansen@co.stevens.wa.us
Phone:  (509) 684-2401
Number of Members:  The current number of members is approximately 20.  The members are made up of local citizen volunteers, businesses, agriculture, and local, state, and federal government representatives and tribal representatives.
Role of the Committee:  The WRIA 59 Board was initially formed in 1999, under the RCW 90.82 Watershed Planning Act, to research and develop a WRIA 59 Watershed Plan and WRIA 59 Detailed Implementation Plan.  Both plans have been adopted by the Stevens County Commissioners, and the WRIA 59 Board continue to work forward on implementation of the water resource actions outlined in the plans.
Meeting times:  WRIA 59 Board meetings times are now held as needed.  For more information on meeting times contact Eric Johansen.
 

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