Volunteers sought for Sound Transit Citizen Oversight Panel

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Sound Transit is recruiting for citizen volunteers to fill vacancies on its Citizen Oversight Panel. As part of Sound Transit's commitment to public accountability, the 15-member panel monitors the agency's performance in implementing its public mandates for providing regional transit services.

The Citizen Oversight Panel, formed in 1997, independently monitors and reports on Sound Transit's performance in meeting its commitments to the public in a number of policy areas, including budget and financial management; adherence to schedules; public participation; evaluation of project alternatives; and review of 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 four years on the panel, which currently meets twice a month.

Applicants must be registered voters who live within Sound Transit's district boundaries and have experience in one or more areas of the panel's responsibility, including general management; financial management; construction management; public facilities and service; government processes; and public policy development or review.

Qualified applicants who are interested in being considered should submit a one-page letter of interest highlighting their expertise to the Sound Transit Board by Friday, Feb. 14. Letters of interest should be addressed to:

Ron Sims, Chair
Sound Transit Board
401 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104

The Board's Executive Committee will review nominations and recommend finalists to the full Board for confirmation.

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