One of the topics the county Council members will be discussin is the number of committees the county government has.
Council member Patty Miller compiled a list of all of the committees which range from mandatory, advisory to appointing members only. The list is posted below.
County Committees Overview
Appointment Only Committees
These committees do not “report to” the Council. The Council’s only role is to appoint citizens to serve based on previously established criteria.
Board of Equalization
Civil Service Board
San Juan Library
Eastsound Design Review
Land Bank Commission
Northwest Senior Services
Council Service Committees
These committees require Council member(s) representation on the committee in addition to the responsibility to appoint citizens to serve.
Board of Health – 2 members
Ferry Advisory Committee - ?
Solid Waste Advisory Committee - ?
County Advisory Committees
These committees were formed to provide an advisory function to the Council and to staff. Some are mandated by state law, some by county ordinance.
Agricultural Resource Committee
Building Advisory Committee
Eastsound Planning and Review Committee
Human Services Advisory Board
Local Emergency Planning Commission
Lodging Tax Advisory Board
Lopez Village Planning and Review Committee
Marine Resources Committee
Noxious Weed Control Board
Open Space Advisory Team
Parks and Recreation Committee
Planning Commission Solid Waste Advisory Committee
Stormwater Advisory Committee
Veterans Advisory Committee
Water Resource Management Committee
Citizens Salary Commission – recommended by County Administrator, approved by Council (need to confirm if any change due to charter amendments)
Council Subcommittees (Historical)
These are subject matter related subcommittees that previous councils have formed. They are entirely optional.
Local Other Committees
Law and Justice Council – comprised of local law enforcement, judges, and prosecutor.
Local State Mandated Committees
Law Library – Council Chair
Canvass Board – Council Chair
PFFAP Review Committee – Council Chair
Historical Preservation Award Grants – Council Chair
Finance Committee – Council Chair
State or Agency Committees
These committees are formed by state mandate, regional or state agencies. They require Council participation but Required (or determined by prior councils as necessary)
Accountability Oversight Committee (AOC)
Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) Board of Directors (Every county in region participates)
Northwest Regional Council (NWRC) – serves seniors in 4 counties, meets 3 times per year
Salmon Recovery Council
Ecosystem Recovery Coordinating Board – meets 6 times per year
Northsound Mental Health Association (NSMHA)
WSAC or WSAC
Related Committees (must apply and be appointed by WSAC)
Cross-Partnership Oil Spill Work Group
LSC Natural Resources and Environment Workgroup
LSC Health and Human Services Workgroup
Regional Group Liaisons These are regional groups that previous council members have selected to serve as liaisons. They are optional.
Islands Trust Council
San Juan Conservation Partnership (formed by Secretary Salazar?)
Local Group Liaisons These are local groups that previous council members have selected to serve as liaisons. These are entirely optional.
Chamber of Commerce
Chambers Downtown Forum
San Juan Trails Committee
Affordable Housing Needs Planning
The Green Team