Community Oversight Panel
The Community 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 volunteers to join the Community Oversight Panel (COP). There is currently one future position available for the North King County subarea, beginning on March 1, 2023. The Board may take action through its Executive Committee for a recommendation to fill the vacancy as early as February 2, 2023.

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. 

Candidates should be available to attend meetings once each month during evening from 5:30 – 8:15 p.m. and must have experience, skills, or insight in one or more areas related to the panel's responsibilities:

  • Community engagement activities
  • Project planning and alignment decisions
  • Budget and financial plan
  • Project schedule and budget adherence
  • Agency performance audits
  • Social justice and equity
  • Passenger experience

Current panel openings

Sound Transit is currently recruiting for one future vacancy in the North King County subarea beginning on March 1, 2023.

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