Would you like to be on a Board or Commision in Bothell? You can! Here’s how:
If you are one of the people who always complain about they way things work in the City of Bothell, here is your chance to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
The City of Bothell has some openings on some of the popular boards and commissions in the City of Bothell. They have openings on the Civil Service Commission, Landmark Preservation Board, LEOFF-1 (Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters) Disability Retirement Board, Library Board, Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, Parks & Recreation Board, Planning Commission and Shorelines Board.
If you love Bothell, this is your chance to show that you care about its future!
Frequently Asked Questions about the City of Bothell's Boards and Commissions:
What Boards and Commissions does the City have?
Civil Service Commission, Landmark Preservation Board, LEOFF-1 (Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters) Disability Retirement Board, Library Board, Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, Parks & Recreation Board, Planning Commission and Shorelines Board.
What functions do City Boards and Commissions serve?
City of Bothell has eight boards and commissions, which serve as advisory groups to the City Council. These boards and commissions have the responsibility to study issues in depth and then present reports and recommendations to the Council.
What happens after I apply?
The Bothell City Council is tentatively scheduled to interview applicants on March 8, 2011. Final selections will be made by the City Council, except where otherwise noted, and are scheduled on March 15 (Bothell City Council schedule is subject to change).
What kind of authority do they have?
The boards and commissions are advisory panels only, giving guidance to staff and recommendations for action to Council.
When do the new terms begin?
Appointments take effect on April 1 unless otherwise noted.
Where can I get an application and questionnaire forms?
Application and supplemental questionnaire forms are available above FAQs under Documents or by calling the City Clerk Division at 425.486.3256. You may also pick them up at City Hall (18305 101st Ave. NE). Applications will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 11.
Why get involved?
With many exciting changes underway in the City of Bothell, now is the time to get involved. Whether your passion lies in parks, libraries or landmark preservation, many board and commission positions are available in all areas of the City of Bothell’s future.
Will I be paid for my service?
No. These are volunteer positions that are appointed by City Council.
The only stipend positions are on the Planning Commission (each member receives $500 per month) and City Council.
Effective May 1, 2009, the Council Salary Commission increased the monthly compensation for council members to $750/month (from $500) and the mayor to $950/month (from $700), except for members who are enrolled for medical benefits. Council members enrolled in medical will continue (per RCW) to earn the same salary of $500/month for council members and $700/month for mayor until their term ends, or until there are fewer than four council members enrolled in medical. Their salaries when no longer enrolled in medical will be $750/month for members and $950/month for mayor.
Effective January 1, 2010, the salary for council members will be increased to $900/month and $1,100/month for the mayor. All council members will have access to medical insurance, but must pay 100 percent of the premiums for themselves and their dependents.