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Current Openings: Planning Commission - three openings. Terms are for three-years. The Commission studies and makes recommendations to the City Council for future planned growth as directed by the City Council. Qualifications include having an interest in planning, land use, transportation, capital infrastructure, and building and landscape design as evidenced by training, experience, or interest in the City of Spokane Valley. Commission members are nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by a majority vote of at least four members of the City Council. The appointments are tentatively scheduled to be made at a January 2022 Council meeting. Members are selected without respect to political affiliations and serve without compensation. Members must reside within the city limits of Spokane Valley. The Commission generally meets at 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays and is currently meeting remotely via Zoom. Applications may be obtained from the City’s website at http://www.spokanevalley.org/volunteer or by contacting Chris Bainbridge, City Clerk, 509-720-5102. Applications should be submitted to Spokane Valley City Clerk Chris Bainbridge, and received no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 29, 2021. The term for these positions will begin January 2022.
LTAC: volunteers to serve on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. Per Washington State Statutes, this five-member committee consists of two members who represent businesses required to collect the tax, two members involved in activities authorized to be funded by the tax, and one member of the City Council. There are two openings: one opening for a member involved in activities authorized to be funded by the tax, and one opening for a member who represents a business required to collect the tax. Appointments are for one or two-year terms. Applicants need not be residents of Spokane Valley but those with a business or activity within Spokane Valley city limits are highly encouraged to apply. Interested qualified individuals are encouraged to apply as are organizations authorized to receive funds. Businesses that collect the tax are encouraged to send committee recommendations to Spokane Valley City Clerk Chris Bainbridge, 10210 E Sprague Avenue, Spokane Valley, Wa. 99206. The Committee generally meets a few times in the fall. Applications may be obtained from the City’s website at http://www.spokanevalley.org/volunteer or by contacting Chris Bainbridge, City Clerk, 509-720-5102. Applications should be submitted to Spokane Valley City Clerk Chris Bainbridge, and received no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 29, 2021. The term for these positions will begin January 2022.
Spokane Hotel/Motel Association: Spokane Valley announces there is currently one opening on the Spokane Hotel and Motel Commission (aka TPA). Commission members serve a three-year term. This eleven-member Spokane Hotel and Motel Commission advises the Board of County Commissioners on the expenditures of Special Assessment revenues by the Spokane County Tourism Promotion Area to fund tourism promotion in Spokane County. Members are selected by the Spokane Valley City Council from a list of nominees prepared by the Spokane Hotel and Motel Association. All nominees for membership must be operators or employees of lodging businesses within Spokane County. Vacancies on the Commission shall be filled from the list of nominees prepared by the Spokane Hotel and Motel Association. The current vacancy is a result of a term that will expire December 31, 2021. Applications must be submitted to the Spokane Valley City Clerk and received no later than 4 pm Monday, November 29, 2021. Submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-720-5102 for an application.
Area Agency on Aging: The City of Spokane Valley seeks one resident to serve as a Spokane Valley representative on the Eastern Washington Area Agency on Aging, Planning & Management Council. This social service agency helps older adults and people living with disabilities, stay in their homes. The mission of the agency is to promote well-being, independence, dignity and choice for older people needing long term care. The Planning and Management Council members collaborate with staff in planning and program development, they provide oversight, and advocate for those with the greatest social, economic and health needs. Regular meetings are held at the Agency Office, 1222 N Post Street in Spokane, on the 4th Friday of the month beginning at 10:00 a.m. The term of service for this appointment is three years. If you or someone you know is interested in serving on this Council, please request an application from Spokane Valley City Clerk Chris Bainbridge, 10210 E. Sprague Avenue, Spokane Valley, Wa. 99206 (509)720-5102. Applications can also be found on the City’s website at www.spokanevalley.org under “volunteer opportunities.” Applications must be received by the City Clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 29, 2021.
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If you are interested in applying to a board, commission, or committee, please fill out and return the Application for Committee Appointment by clicking here. Successful committee applicants will be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council to fill a specified term of appointment.
Per Spokane Valley Municipal Code (SVMC) 3.20.040, and RCW 67.28.1817, there is established a Lodging Tax Advisory Committee consisting of five members. Two members of the committee shall be representatives of businesses required to collect the tax, and two members shall be persons involved in activities authorized to be funded by the tax. One member of the committee shall be from the City Council and shall act as Chair. The Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council, advising on recommendations for use of this special fund as allowed per RCW 67.28.180. This committee generally meets the third week in October, and at other times as needed.
S.C.O.P.E. (Sheriff Community Oriented Policing Effort) is a philosophy and community perspective rather than a specific program or new law enforcement tactic, it provides neighborhood outreach stations and community oriented policing. S.C.O.P.E. members are dedicated to the principle of Community Oriented Policing which partners law enforcement with the citizens and businesses we serve. We proactively address issues which detract form the safety and quality of life for citizens of Spokane County.
S.C.O.P.E. neighborhood stations in Spokane Valley include Central Valley, Edgecliff, Trentwood, and University. For more information or to volunteer, go to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office S.C.O.P.E.