East King County volunteer sought to oversee Sound Transit

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A unique opportunity has become available for an East King County citizen to play a key role in the future of rapid transit. Sound Transit - the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority - is looking for a volunteer from East King County to fill a rare vacancy on its Citizen Oversight Panel (COP). 

In early 1997, the 15-member panel was formed to monitor the Sound Transit's performance as part of the agency's commitment to public accountability. The panel monitors, reviews and reports on Sound Transit's performance in a number of policy areas including budget and financial management, keeping on schedules, public participation and a review of the agency's annual independent performance audits.

The agency is requesting letters of interest from citizens with specific skills or experience and who are willing to serve for a minimum of two years on the COP. The panel currently meets monthly.

Applicants must be registered voters who live within the Sound Transit district boundary in East King County and have experience in one or more of the areas of panel responsibility including general management, financial management, public facilities and services, government processes and public policy development or review.

Citizens who meet the criteria and are interested in being considered must submit a one-page letter of interest highlighting the expertise they would bring to the panel to the Sound Transit by Thursday, October 15. Letters of interest should be addressed to: Paul Miller, Chair Sound Transit 1100 Second Avenue, Suite 500 Seattle, WA 98101

Following the October 15 deadline, the 18 members of the Sound Transit Board will receive copies of all letters of interest. Each board member may then nominate one person for consideration. The board's executive committee will review the nominations and recommend a finalist to the full Sound Transit Board for confirmation.

More information about Sound Transit and the Citizen Oversight Panel selection process is available by calling during normal business hours at 206-398-5000 , leave a message toll-free at 1-800-201-4900, or visit the Sound Transit Web site at www.soundtransit.org/.


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