Positions open on Island County Housing Authority Board

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill two positions on the Island County Housing Authority Board.

One of the positions is for a "resident member," which means the appointee must be a resident of public housing.

The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners consists of five community members and one resident member. The Board of County Commissioners appoints Housing Authority Board of Commissioner members for five-year terms. The resident member term is 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 household to assist them in achieving self-sufficiency. The mission shall be accomplished by a fiscally responsible, creative organization committed to excellence in public service.

The Board customarily meets monthly for up to two hours at a time. Regular meetings are scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month except in December, from 10 a.m. to noon 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. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. For additional information please phone (360) 679-7353 or email Pam Dill at the above address. A complete position description is available upon request.

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