City board and commission members may be eligible to receive a $50 per meeting stipend to those with household income at, or below, 100% AMI. The intent of this program, established under IMC 2.96, is to help reduce some access-related barriers and increase/retain membership.
For example, one-person household income at, or below $94,220 would qualify. Another example, household of four, income at, or below $134,600 would qualify to participate. See full table below for more details.
If you have any questions, please contact Chief of Staff, Tina Eggers, via email or at 425-837-3004.
Understanding potential tax implications:
For stipends exceeding $600/year, the City of Issaquah has a legal obligation to issue a 1099 IRS form for non-employment income. Stipend recipients may have to pay federal income tax on the value of the assistance received. The stipend may also affect eligibility criteria for other federal financial assistance programs, including housing assistance, cash assistance, or federal childcare programs. Please consult a tax advisor for specific information pertaining to your individual situation. A list of organizations providing free financial consultation may be found here.
To enroll, you must:
Later, you will be asked to attest to the meetings that you attended and request payment.
If automatic deposit is desired, a banking deposit authorization form will be required. Otherwise, a physical check will be issued and mailed to your address on file.
Unless other arrangements are approved, check requests are anticipated as follows:
However, participant checks for those affiliated with the Independent Salary Commission will be processed in July 2023.
Select the board or commission that you hold a Regular or Alternate position. Note: Only qualifying boards and commissions, per IMC 2.96, are listed.
"I attest that family size and household income limit, as selected, is at or below the threshold requirement and I wish to participate in this program."
Please provide family size and annual income.
A signed W-9 form MUST be received by the City in order to complete the enrollment process.
City of Issaquah, Attn: Stipend ProgramPO Box 1307, Issaquah WA 98027
Drop box location:
City Hall/Police Station @ 130 E. Sunset Way
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Instructions available upon request, call 425-837-3004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Important Note: Do NOT submit the W-9 form via email.
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