Tourism board of Island County has vacancy

The Island County Board of Commissioners seeks applicants to fill a vacancy on the Joint Administration Board. The current vacancy is for a representative from the lodging industry in unincorporated North Whidbey.

Applicants must reside within the area they are representing.

The JAB consists of 19 members representing the lodging industry, tourism organizations and elected officials from the county and incorporated cities of Whidbey Island.

The JAB meets at 11 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Meetings normally run for about two hours and the location alternates between Freeland and Oak Harbor.

In 2000, the county, Oak Harbor, Langley and Coupeville entered into an interlocal agreement for joint and cooperative action to promote tourism. The Joint Administration Board was created to administer the terms of the interlocal agreement including considering expenditures from the County-Cities/Town Tourism Fund and analyzing the extent to which the proposed expenditures will increase tourism and the extent to which the proposal will affect the long-term stability of the fund. The fund is supported through a 2 percent excise tax on lodging.

Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest and statement of qualifications by mail, email or fax to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Ingrid Smith, Re: Joint Administration Board Vacancy, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. The fax number is 360-679-7381 and email applications should be sent to

Application materials should be received no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11.

For additional information call 360-679-7353 or email Dill at the above address.

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