Sound Transit seeks volunteers to serve on agency oversight panel

Publish Date

Current East King County opening will be followed by North King County opening in April

Sound Transit is seeking volunteers in East King County and North King County to help the agency succeed in meeting its commitments to the public. The agency has one opening on the Citizen Oversight Panel (COP) for East King County. In April, another vacancy for North King County will open.  Sound Transit relies on the oversight and expertise of this dedicated and independent group of volunteers.

The COP 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 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 Pat McCarthy, Sound Transit Board Chair, 401 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104-2826 by March 6, 2013. To qualify an applicant must:

  • Be a registered voter within the Sound Transit District and reside and/or work in East King County or North King 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. 

Appointment Process
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 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.