Island County tax board needs two members

Think you’d enjoy hearing people plea for lower property taxes?

The Island County commissioners are seeking applicants to fill three positions on the Board of Equalization.

The commissioners appoint Board of Equalization members for three-year terms. It consists of five members and two alternates. The board makes decisions on taxpayer petitions for property tax equalization. The majority of meetings are held at the Courthouse in Coupeville, with periodic hearings scheduled on Camano Island.

Qualified applicants must be county residents, shall neither be a holder of public office nor an employee of any elected official, and may not have been employed by the Island County assessor within the previous two years. Newly appointed members must complete the required training within one year of appointment. Members are paid $100 per day during active service.

Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest and statement of qualifications by mail, email or fax to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Board of Equalization Vacancy, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. Fax 360-679-7381 or email applications to

Application materials should be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 15.

For additional information, contact Don Mason, BOE program coordinator, at 360-679-7379 or by email at

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