Members are currently being sought for the following boards and councils. Please follow the application processes below.
Call for AWC RMSA Operating Committee nominations
AWC RMSA is now seeking nominations for its four open Operating Committee positions. All Operating Committee members’ terms begin at the time of election in June and continue for two years.
Operating Committee responsibilities
The AWC RMSA has a standing Operating Committee of nine (9) members, which is comprised of AWC RMSA member’s employees who are appointed officials of that member. All Operating Committee members are elected by a majority vote of the designated member representatives who are in attendance at the AWC RMSA Annual Meeting each June.
The Operating Committee works to develop the Program and its policies, submitting suggestions and recommendations to the AWC RMSA Board of Directors for consideration and/or approval. The AWC RMSA is owned by its members and the Operating Committee gives a voice to employees of its members.
The Committee meets four (4) times per year, two of which are at the AWC offices in Olympia, one is at the Labor Relations Institute Conference and one is at the annual Member Programs Expo. The AWC RMSA Program pays all expenses associated with travel to and from the meetings, including transportation, meals and lodging. However, the time spent away from city hall to attend the meetings is not reimbursable.
Nominations – due May 15
To nominate yourself or another potential candidate for the 2013 Operating Committee elections, complete the nomination form and return it to AWC RMSA no later than May 15, 2013.
Submit application online
An official application will then be sent to each nominated individual, which will be completed and returned, at which time the candidate will be placed on the voting ballot. Voting will occur at RMSA’s Annual Meeting on June 26, 2013 in Kennewick, WA.
Current Operating Committee roster
Call for AWC Employee Benefit Trust Board of Trustees Nominations
AWC Employee Benefit Trust is now seeking nominations for its two Board of Trustees positions – Northwest Region Trustee and Southeast Region Trustee. The Board of Trustees is the governing authority of the AWC Trust and has a fiduciary obligation to administer the Fund on behalf of the contributing members. All Board of Trustees members’ terms begin July 1, and begin with the Trust Governance (learning) Retreat July 23-25. Trustees serve 3 year terms.
Nominations – Due May 20
Only elected officials are eligible to be nominated. Any mayor of a city/town participating in the AWC Trust may nominate a candidate for consideration (including self-nomination) for the region in which the member jurisdiction falls. Nominations are due May 20, by 5pm.
Current Trust Board of Trustees roster
Board districts map
Call for AWC Employee Benefit Trust Employee Benefits Advisory Committee Nominations
AWC Employee Benefit Trust is now seeking nominations for its six Employee Benefits Advisory Committee (EBAC) positions. The six positions include: District 2, 4, 8, and 12, At-large statewide position 2, At-large Western position 4. Each position will serve a 3-year term, with the exception of district 4, which is vacant and will serve the remaining 2-year term. Positions are limited to appointed officials only from member city/town that participates in one of the Trust’s core medical benefits plans.
The Committee (EBAC) provides the AWC Board of Trustees direct input regarding the programs, provisions, and operations of the AWC Trust. The Committee meets approximately two to three times per year to review plan provisions; rating structures; underwriting and participation guidelines; and assist in the development of new programs and plans. Terms begin July 1, and begin with the Trust Governance (learning) Retreat July 23-25.
Nominations – Due May 20
Any mayor of a city/town participating in the AWC Trust may nominate a candidate for consideration for a district position in which the member jurisdiction falls. Nominations are due May 20, by 5pm.
Current EBAC Roster
AWC Education Advisory Committee
The Education Advisory Committee is seeking a city manager or city administrator to serve on this committee. The Education Advisory Committee serves as a resource to AWC staff, helping to identify educational opportunities and needs that are valuable to our members. These needs include training and workshop topics, a certificate program that recognizes educational accomplishments of elected officials, and appropriate educational delivery methods (web-based, in-person, written). The advisory committee meets twice a year, once during the Cities Legislative Action Conference and once during AWC’s Annual Conference. Travel and lodging reimbursement is available. Other work is conducted by e-mail and telephone. Travel and lodging reimbursement is available.
Education Committee Statement of Purpose
AWC Small City Advisory Committee
The Small City Advisory Committee is seeking a western Washington elected official to fill a vacancy on the committee. The committee is made up of elected and appointed city officials, city clerks and other staff and serves as an advisory body to the Association helping staff to identify training, publications, technical assistance, and legislative needs of cities and towns with fewer than 5,000 people. The advisory committee meets twice a year, once during the Cities Legislative Action Conference and once during AWC’s Annual Conference. Travel and lodging reimbursement is available. Other work is conducted by e-mail and telephone.
Small City Statement of Purpose
State E911 Advisory Committee
The State E911 Advisory Committee is seeking AWC members from eastern and western Washington. The eastside member will serve as alternate to the committee. The E911 Advisory Committee advises and assists the state E911 Coordinator in coordinating and facilitating the operation of E911 throughout the state by participating in collective efforts to set uniform national and state standards for enhanced 911 services with agencies and regulators, and by developing recommendations for action. Members are responsible for keeping AWC informed of activities as well as gathering information for the Committee.
Shorelines Hearings Board
AWC is seeking candidates to serve as alternates on the Shorelines Hearing Board. Under the Shorelines Management Act, local government administers and issues shoreline substantial development, conditional use, and variance permits. Approvals by local government of shoreline conditional use and variance permits must be reviewed by Ecology, which then issues the final decision. The Shorelines Hearings Board hears appeals from these permit decisions. Members serving on the board shall receive compensation, travel and subsistence expenses as provided in RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060. For specific questions, contact (360) 664-9160.
AWC’s board of directors will review applications at their June 2013 meeting and submit recommendations for consideration. If interested, prepare a letter of interest and resume directed to AWC President Don Gerend and mail to AWC staff, Karen Tanner, 1076 Franklin St SE, Olympia, WA 98501 no later than June 7, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Tanner, AWC, at (360) 753-4137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governor’s Boards & Commission Recruitments
Public Works Board
The Governor’s Office is seeking a city public works manager to serve on the Public Works Board. The Public Works Board is a nationally recognized infrastructure funding program that is known for progressive, sustainable, and affordable funding strategies. It works to meet the public health, environmental, and economic development needs of Washington communities.
Two step application process
- Prepare a letter of interest and resume directed to AWC President Don Gerend and mail to AWC staff, Karen Tanner, 1076 Franklin St SE, Olympia, WA 98501 no later than June 7, 2013
- Complete the Governor’s Boards and Commissions requirements here. Note: This application is sent directly to the Governor’s Office and will not be part of the materials reviewed by the AWC board of directors. Therefore it is important your letter of interest and resume provide details important for this position.