Sound Transit is seeking volunteers to serve on the Citizen Oversight Panel representing East King County — including Issaquah — North King County, Pierce County and Snohomish County.
Created in 1997, the Citizen Oversight Panel independently monitors Sound Transit and makes sure it meets its commitments to build and operate a regional bus, light rail and commuter rail transit system.
The panel's 15 members represent a variety of interests, professional expertise and experience.
The panel meets twice monthly during normal business hours and acts as an independent oversight entity by digging into agency details, asking hard questions and reporting its findings to the Sound Transit Board of Directors.
To apply, submit a completed application and a resume to:
Dow Constantine, Sound Transit Board Chair
401 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98104-2826
To qualify for the Citizen Oversight Panel, applicants must:
- Be a registered voter within the Sound Transit District and reside and/or work in Pierce County.
- Have experience/skills in one or more areas related to the panel's responsibilities: business and finance management, engineering, large projects construction management, public facilities and services, government processes, and public policy development or review.
- Be able to attend meetings twice each month during normal business hours. (The panel’s current meeting schedule is the first and third Thursday of every month from 8:30-11 a.m.)
Copies of all applications and resumes will be provided to the Sound Transit Board for its review. The board's Executive Committee will review and recommend candidates. The entire Board of Directors will confirm the appointments.
Sound Transit actively seeks to include persons from diverse backgrounds and professional areas of expertise to support agency oversight, planning and operations. People of color and women are encouraged to apply.