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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Sound Transit Seeks Volunteer from North King County to Serve on Community Oversight Panel

Sound Transit is looking for a volunteer to serve on the Community Oversight Panel representing North King County. There is currently one position which will open on the panel for North King County (a geographic area that includes Seattle, West Seattle, the Rainier Valley, Beacon Hill, Shoreline, and Lake Forest Park) beginning March 1, 2023.

The Community Oversight Panel is (formerly the Citizen Oversight Panel) was created in 1997 to independently monitor Sound Transit and make sure it meets its commitments to build and operate a regional bus, light rail, and commuter rail transit system. The 15 COP members represent a variety of interests, professional expertise, and experience. The COP meets once monthly in the evening 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 an application online, or send a completed application and a resume, CV, or list of experience to Dow Constantine, Sound Transit Board Chair, at or via mail at 401 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104-2826. To qualify, an applicant must:

  • Reside and/or work in North King County.
  • Have experience, skills, or insight in one or more areas related to the panel's responsibilities: community engagement activities, project planning and alignment decisions, budget and financial plan, project schedule and budget adherence, agency performance audits, social justice and equity, passenger experience.
  • Be able to attend meetings each month during the evening. (The panel’s current meeting schedule is the second Wednesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. with options to participate virtually.) 

Appointment Process

Copies of all applications and supporting documents will be provided to the Sound Transit Board for its review. The Board's Executive Committee will review and recommend candidates. The 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. Persons of color and women are encouraged to apply. 

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