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    Page updated:  September 20, 2016

     
    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

    Press Release page      

    In addition to current, open positions, many new terms begin in January, so if you’re interested in future openings, be sure to let us know.
    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   Open Positions
    9. Little Pend Oreille Lakes Management District Citizens' Steering Committee (LPOLMCSC)
    10. Lodging Tax Advisory Committee     Open Positions 
    11. Loon Lake Management District Citizens' Steering Committee  (LLMDCSC)
    12. Northeast Washington Fair Board
    13. Assessor's Open Space Advisory Committee   Open Position
    14. Planning Commission      Open Position
    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 
    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 Garringer
    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   Open Positions
    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    Open Positions
    Contact:  Stevens County Commissioners Staff      commissioners@co.stevens.wa.us
    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 lodging tax, or Hotel/Motel Tax funds to promote tourism in Stevens County.
    Lodging Tax Press Release letter of  March 2016 in pdf format Lodging Tax Fund Request Application in pdf
     
    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    Open Position
    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    Open Position
    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.)  No planned meetings until further notice.
     
    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 in the Commissioners Conference Room, 230 E. Birch Colville, Washington

    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          
    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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