Stevens County Advisory BoardsMore than 20 citizen advisory committees and boards help shape Stevens County’s future.  From wildlife and land management to healthcare and equalizing property assessments, these groups provide advice on policies and allocation of funds to county departments and the Board of Stevens County Commissioners.  To learn more about the work of any of the groups contact the staff person.  If you’re interested in serving on a committee or board, complete the form below and submit  to Patty Chester in the Stevens County Commissioners’ Office; 215 South Oak St., Colville, WA  99114 or commissioners@co.stevens.wa.us .  Please indicate the committee or board you are interested in.

Citizen Participation Interest Form in pdf format

Press Release page

In addition to current, open positions, many new terms begin in January, so if you’re interested in future openings, be sure to let us know.

  1. Aging & Long Term care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW)

2. Ambulance Advisory Committee

3. Assessor’s Open Space Advisory Committee   Open Position

4. Board of Equalization (BOE)   Open Positions

5. Board of Equalization (BOE)   Open Positions

6. CASA Advisory Board

7. Civil Service

8. Deer Lake Management District Citizens’ Steering Committee (DLMDCSC)

9. Developmental Disabilities Board   Open Positions

10. Kettle River Advisory Board – KRAB   Open Positions

11. Little Pend Oreille Lakes Management District Citizens’ Steering Committee (LPOLMCSC)

12. Lodging Tax Advisory Committee     Open Positions

13. Loon Lake Management District Citizens’ Steering Committee  (LLMDCSC)

14. Planning Commission      Open Position

15. Public Lands Advisory Committee – PLAC   Open Position

16. Solid Waste Advisory Committee     Open Position

17. Stevens County Fish & Wildlife Advisory Committee

18. Stevens County Rural Library District Board

19. Stevens County Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee   Open Positions

20. Water Conservancy Board   Open Position

21. Weed Board

22. WRIA 59 Water Resource Management Board (WRIA 50 Board)

Board/Committee Name

1.  Aging & Long Term care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW)

 Contact:  Nick Beamer

 Phone:  (509) 458-2509

 Number of Members: 35 Maximum

 Role of the Committee:  Planning & Management Council www.altcew.org for information on the Agency and PMC membership opportunities

 Meeting times:  4th Friday of each month at ALTCEW office in Spokane

2.  Ambulance Advisory Committee

Contact: Bill Buscher

 Phone: (509) 675-2945

 Number of Members: 5 – Three (3) appointed by the Sheriff and two (2) elected from the unit to serve a two-year term.

 Meeting times:  2nd Tuesday of each month at the Ambulance building, 425 N. Hwy 395, in Colville (next to Ronnie D’s)

3. Assessor’s Open Space Advisory Committee    Open Position

Staff:  Vicki Nielsen

Phone:  (509) 684-6161

Number of Members:  5

Role of the Committee:  Serves in an advisory capacity to the Stevens County Assessor in implementing guidelines for the assessment of open space, farms and agricultural lands.

Meeting times:  Meets once each year.  Contact the Assessor’s Office for date, time and location.

4Board of Equalization – BOE      Open Positions

Staff:   Amanda Garringer

Phone:  (509) 684-7513

Number of Members: 3 and 1 alternate member

Role of the Committee:  Responsible for hearing appeals of assessed value on real and personal property in Stevens County.

Meeting times:  Stevens County BOE normally convenes in the Spring, meeting intermittently for a few months. Hearings are usually conducted in the Commissioners’ Conference Room located at: 230 East Birch in Colville (Old AVISTA Building.)

5.  CASA Advisory Board  

Staff:

Phone: ( 509)  685-0673

Number of members:  15

Role of the Committee:  The purpose of the Advisory Board is to enhance the existing services to abused and neglected children assigned to CASA.

Meetings:  The advisory Board meets twice a year on the fourth Monday of January and June.

6.  Civil Service    

Staff:  Nettie LaDoux or Polly Coleman   commissioners@co.stevens.wa.us

Phone:  (509)  684-3751          Fax:  (509) 684-8310

Number of Members:  3 appointed by the BOCC for six-year terms.

Role of the Committee: Management of a merit system of employment for county deputy sheriffs and other employees for the office of county sheriff as per RCW 41.14

Meeting times:  4th Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m.  Commissioners’ Conference Room located at: 230 East Birch in Colville (Old AVISTA Building.)

7.  Deer Lake Management District Citizens’ Steering Committee (DLMDCSC)

8.  Developmental Disabilities Board   Open Positions

Staff:  Erika Thompson, DD NEW Alliance Counseling Services

Phone:  (509) 685-0680

Number of Members: 9 (minimum) to 15 (maximum)

Role of the Committee: To advise and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners relating to community developmental disabilities services.  The board also provides community leadership on improvement of efficiency and effectiveness of community developmental disabilities programs.

Meeting times:  Quarterly (January, April, July & October), on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  The meetings are at 12 noon at Northeast Washington Alliance Counseling Services:  165 E. Hawthorne, Colville, in the East Conference Room.

9.  Kettle River Advisory Board – KRAB   Open Positions

Contact: Ferry County Commissioners’ Office

Phone:  509-775-5229

Number of Members:  13      Term of appointment:  3 years

Role of the Committee:  Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Ferry and Stevens Counties to serve as an advisory board for implementation of the policy plan for the Kettle River and its resources.

Meeting times:  Meets the 3rd Wednesday at 4 pm Mar-Nov at the Curlew Presbyterian Church – except 1 or 2 meetings held in Barstow (please contact the Ferry Co. Commissioners’ Office for all meeting dates and location)

10.  Little Pend Oreille Lakes Management District Citizens’ Steering Committee (LPOLMCSC)

Contact: Tom O’Brien  Phone: 684-8421   tjobrien@plix.com

Contact:  Larry Zoodsma   Phone:  684-9870   larryz@lzoodsma.com

Number of Members:   unlimited

Role of the Committee:  Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to assist the county in the management and control of Eurasion milfoil in the Little Pend Oreille Lakes

Meeting times:  No regular meeting schedule has been set.

11.  Lodging Tax Advisory Committee    Open Positions

Contact:  Stevens County Commissioners Staff      commissioners@stevenscountywa.gov

Phone:  (509) 684-3751

Number of Members:  5 (two representatives of businesses required to collect the tax, two representatives who are involved in tourism, tourism-related facilities, or tourism related operation of facilities and one member of the Board of County Commissioners.)

Role of the Committee:  Serves as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners of Stevens County on the use of the lodging tax, or Hotel/Motel Tax funds to promote tourism in Stevens County.

2019 Lodging Fund tax Press Release

2019 Lodging Fund Request Application

12.  Loon Lake Management District Citizens’ Steering Committee  (LLMDCSC) 

Contact:  Lee Evans  lgevans@spocom.com

Phone:  509-688-7304

Role of the Committee:  Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to assist the county in the management and control of Eurasion milfoil in Loon Lake

Meeting times:  Second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Old School House at Loon Lake

13.  Planning Commission    Open Position

Staff:   Tanya Larsen

Phone:   (509) 684-2401

Number of Members:  9

Role of the Committee:  Serves as advisory board to Commissioners on matters related to physical development of the county and legislative matters.

Meeting times:  2nd  Thursday of each month in the Commissioners’ Conference Room located at:  230 East Birch, Colville (old AVISTA building).

14.  Public Lands Advisory Committee – PLAC     Open Position

Contact: Gary Nielsen, Chairman

Phone:  (509) 684-6898

Number of Members:   12

Role of the Committee:  Serves as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners of Stevens County on issues relating to public lands in Stevens County and other matters.

Meeting times:  3rd Thursday of the month from 6-9 p.m. in  the Commissioners’ Conference Room located at: 230 East Birch in Colville (Old AVISTA Building.)  No planned meetings until further notice.

15.  Solid Waste Advisory Committee       Open Position
Staff:   Dennis Durbin (or Carol Condon)
Phone:  (509) 738-6106  (684-4548)
Number of Members:  minimum of  6 and maximum of 18
Role of the Committee: Advise Commissioners on all areas of solid waste program, ie., recycling, recovery or solid waste resources, etc.
Meeting times:
16.  Stevens County Fish & Wildlife Advisory Committee
Contact:  Commissioners’ Office    commissioners@co.stevens.wa.us
Phone:  (509) 684-3751
Number of Members:  unlimited
Role of the Committee:  Provides public support & advice to the BOCC on issues regarding problem wildlife and sustainable fish populations.  It seeks to gain public support on the issues of common sense wildlife management that can have social and economic impact on some of our natural resource based industries as well as the safety of our livestock, domestic animals, human populations and the protection of private property.
Meeting times:  7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Commissioners Conference Room, 230 E. Birch Colville, Washington
The public is welcome to attend – please contact Commissioner Don Dashiell at 509-684-3751 with any questions.
17.  Stevens County Rural Library District Board        
Staff:  Amanda Six, Director   amanda@scrld.org
Phone:  (509) 233-9621 or (509) 675-5102
Number of Members:  5
Role of the Committee:  A rural county library district shall be a public corporation with such powers as are necessary to carry out its functions and for taxation purposes shall have the power vested in municipal corporations for such purposes.  See RCW 27.12 for additional information.
Meeting times:  3rd Thursday at 4 PM.  For locations and any changes, check the Library District’s website www.thelosc.org
Application Duties and Expections
18.  Stevens County Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee   Open Positions
(Formally:  Disability Advisory Committee)
Staff:  Shannan Hughes
Phone:  (509) 684-7514
Number of Members:  Unlimited
Role of the Committee:  The purpose of the committee is to develop a plan to improve the accessibility of elections for voters with disabilities. The committee must include members of diverse disabilities.
Meetings:  Annually
19.  Water Conservancy Board   Open Position
Contact:  Jim Gleaton   jgleaton@co.stevens.wa.us
Phone: (509) 258-4041   215 S. Oak Street, Colville, WA  99114
Number of Members:  5 member board with 2 alternate positions.  All board commissioners must receive training from Ecology before participating in any decision on a water-right transfer application.
Role of the Committee:  Created by the Legislature in 1997 to enable the processing of water-right transfer and change applications at the local level. All water conservancy board decisions are ultimately reviewed and affirmed, reversed, or modified by the Department of Ecology. Minumum Training Requirement:  32 hrs initial training and 8 hrs per year continuing education
Meeting times:  Conservation District – 232 Williams Lk Rd, Colville.  Special meetings are published in advance in the county paper of record.
20.  Weed Board
Contact:  Cindy Jennings   www.co.stevens.wa.us/weedboard/staff_board.htm
Phone:  (509) 684-7590
21.  WRIA 59 Water Resource Management Board (WRIA 50 Board)
Contact:  Eric Johansen  ejohansen@co.stevens.wa.us
Phone:  (509) 684-2401
Number of Members:  The current number of members is approximately 20.  The members are made up of local citizen volunteers, businesses, agriculture, and local, state, and federal government representatives and tribal representatives.
Role of the Committee:  The WRIA 59 Board was initially formed in 1999, under the RCW 90.82 Watershed Planning Act, to research and develop a WRIA 59 Watershed Plan and WRIA 59 Detailed Implementation Plan.  Both plans have been adopted by the Stevens County Commissioners, and the WRIA 59 Board continue to work forward on implementation of the water resource actions outlined in the plans.
Meeting times:  WRIA 59 Board meetings times are now held as needed.  For more information on meeting times contact Eric Johansen.