Citizen Oversight Panel

The Citizen Oversight Panel independently monitors Sound Transit to make sure it meets its commitment to voters.

How to apply

The Sound Transit Board of Directors is seeking interested citizen volunteers to join the Citizen Oversight Panel (COP). 

Sound Transit actively seeks 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. 

Panel eligibility

Candidates must live and/or work, and be a registered voter, in the Sound Transit District.

Terms are for four years, with meetings on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 8:30-11:00am. (The panel is currently meeting virtually. In the future, meetings will alternate between virtual and in person meetings held in Seattle. Virtual attendance is an option for the in person meetings if needed.)

Candidates must be available to attend meetings twice each month during normal business hours and must 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.
  • Public policy development or review.

Current panel openings

There are currently seven positions available on the panel. 

Two positions from Snohomish County, two positions from North King County, one from South King County, one from East King County and one position from the Pierce County subarea(s) on the panel. Vacancies in these subareas will be filled by candidates who live and/or work in the subarea. 

Copies of all applications and resumes are provided to the Board for review. The Executive Committee reviews and recommends candidates to the entire Board of Directors for confirmation.

Sound Transit actively seeks 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.

To apply

Submit an application online, or mail/email a completed application and a resume to:

Kent Keel
Sound Transit Board Chair
401 South Jackson Street
Seattle WA 98104-2826

Or  

Emailtheboard@soundtransit.org