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Posted on: December 8, 2021

The City of Sequim is Seeking Commission and Committee Applicants

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The City of Sequim is seeking applicants for several commissions and committees.

Planning Commission – The City is seeking applicants to fill two open positions. One four-year term expires December 31, 2023, and the other on December 31, 2024. Applicants must be City of Sequim residents. The Planning Commission meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. with meetings lasting one to two hours. The only extra time commitment is to review meeting materials to be prepared for Commission discussion and to attend infrequent public meetings and events as an observer. This voluntary Commission serves as the City Council’s primary advisory body on policies, regulations, and capital spending related to growth and development. It may also conduct proceedings on specific land use applications, such as subdivisions.

Civil Service Commission – The City is seeking applicants to fill one open position with a term ending December 31, 2026. State law requires applicants must be a U.S. citizen, a registered voter in Clallam County, and have three years of residency in the City of Sequim preceding their appointment. The Sequim Civil Service Commission performs certain personnel-related aspects of the Sequim Police Department, as well as serving as a review body for police disciplinary actions. The Commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m.

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee – The City is seeking one representative to serve on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC). The appointee must be a representative of an activity authorized to be funded by revenue received from lodging tax funds, such as a visitor information center, tourism bureau, festival, or activities that are advertised outside of the area that attracts tourists. This committee consists of five voting members appointed by the City  Council. One member must be a Sequim City Council member, who will serve as Chair. Two members must be representatives of businesses required to collect the lodging tax and two members must be persons involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received from lodging tax funds. The voluntary board meets on a quarterly basis to perform the duties established in RCW 67.28.1817 and Ordinance No. 2010-018.

All public meetings are currently held virtually via Zoom because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications are available on the City of Sequim website at https://www.sequimwa.gov/214/Boards-Commissions-Committees or by contacting Assistant City Manager Charisse Deschenes at cdeschenes@sequimwa.gov or 360-681-3432.  Please submit applications to cdeschenes@sequimwa.gov or mail to the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street, Sequim, WA 98382, Attn:  Charisse Deschenes. All positions are open until filled.