Sound Transit seeks volunteers to serve on agency oversight panel

Opportunity to serve on the Sound Transit Citizen Oversight Panel representing Pierce County or Snohomish County.

Sound Transit is seeking volunteers from Pierce County and Snohomish County to help the agency succeed in meeting its commitments to the public. Sound Transit relies on the oversight and expertise of this dedicated and independent group of volunteers. The panel currently has two openings on the Citizen Oversight Panel (COP), one for Pierce County and one for Snohomish County, and there will be one additional opening for Pierce County in the spring of 2019.

The COP was created in 1997 to independently monitor Sound Transit and make sure it meets its commitments to build and operate a regional bus, light rail and commuter rail transit system. The 15 COP members represent a variety of interests, professional expertise and experience. The COP meets twice monthly during normal business hours and acts as an independent oversight entity by digging into agency details, asking hard questions, and reporting its findings to the Sound Transit Board of Directors.

To apply

Submit a completed application and a resume to John Marchione, Sound Transit Board Chair, 401 South Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104-2826. To qualify an applicant must:

Be a registered voter within the Sound Transit District and reside and/or work in Pierce County or Snohomish County.

Have experience/skills in one or more areas related to the panel’s responsibilities: business management; engineering; financial management; public facilities and services; large projects construction management; government processes; and public policy development or review.

Be able to attend meetings twice each month during normal business hours.

Appointment process

Copies of all applications and resumes will be provided to the Sound Transit Board for its review as they are received. The Board’s Executive Committee will review and recommend candidates. The Board of Directors will confirm the appointments.

Sound Transit actively seeks to include 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.