Volunteer sought for Island County Housing Board

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a term on the Island County Housing Authority Board that expires Dec. 6, 2017.

The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners consists of five community members and one resident member. The Board of County Commissioners appoints Housing Authority board members to five-year terms. Resident commissioner terms are for two years.

The mission of the Housing Authority is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination; to serve the citizens of Island County by assisting low-income households with safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives and by forming effective partnerships to maximize social and economic opportunities for low-income households to assist them in achieving self-sufficiency.

The board customarily meets monthly for up to two hours at a time. Regular meetings are scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon, except in December, and are subject to rescheduling as needed. In December, an annual meeting is held at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. The annual meeting includes presentations of the annual report for the prior fiscal year and election of board officers for the coming year.

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: Housing Authority Board of Commissioners 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, Oct. 18. For additional information, call Dill at 360-679-7353.

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