Sound Transit seeks volunteer from North King County for Citizens Oversight Panel

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Sound Transit is recruiting for a citizen volunteer from North King County to fill a vacancy on its Citizens Oversight Panel. The 15-member panel was formed in early 1997 to monitor the agency's performance in implementing regional transit services as part of Sound Transit's commitment to public accountability. 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 Oversight Panel. The panel currently meets at least once a month.

The Oversight Panel monitors and reports on Sound Transit's performance against its commitments to the public in a number of policy areas, including budget and financial management, adherence to schedules, public participation in the plan's implementation, evaluation of project alternatives, and review of the annual independent performance audits.

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

Anyone meeting the criteria and interested in being considered should submit a one¬page letter of interest highlighting the expertise they would bring to the panel to the Sound Transit by Friday, April 27, 2001. Letters of interest should be addressed to:

Dave Earling, Chair Sound Transit
401 South Jackson Street Seattle, WA 98104

Following the April 27 deadline, the 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

Sound Transit is implementing a plan of light rail transit, commuter rail service on existing tracks, new regional express bus service, and related improvements in the Central Puget Sound region. Voters in the metropolitan three-county region approved local funding for the plan in November 1996.


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Sound Transit plans, builds and operates regional transit systems and services to improve mobility for Central Puget Sound.

recommend a finalist to the full Sound Transit Board for confirmation.