City of Port Angeles

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Current Vacancies

City Seeking Applicants – Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

The City of Port Angeles is accepting applications to fill positions on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC). The LTAC is an advisory group that makes recommendations to the City Council on activities and/or facilities to be funded by lodging excise tax revenues.

The committee has representatives who serve on behalf of activities funded by lodging excise tax, representatives who serve on behalf of those who collect lodging excise tax, as well as community members-at-large. Members serve in a volunteer capacity for one-year terms, and meetings are held on an as-needed basis.

How to Apply:
Download an application and supplemental questionnaire below, or pick one up from the City Manager’s Office in City Hall.

For more information contact City Clerk Jennifer Veneklasen at 360-417-4634 or by email at jvenekla@cityofpa.us.

Applications must be received by June 1, 2018.

Application and Supplemental Questionnaire

Source: City of Port Angeles Website

Source: Peninsula Daily News Article: May 9, 2018


The Boards, Commissions and Committees & Descriptions

Civil Service Commission

Meetings: 10am on the 3rd Thursday of May, July and October (if needed)

City Hall
321 E. Fifth St.
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Roles & Responsibilities: The Civil Service Commission investigates concerns and reports on all matters relating to enforcement and effect of these rules; hears and determines appeals or complaints on administrative work of Chief Examiner; and decides on disciplinary actions (when needed) for civil service employees of the City of Port Angeles.Members of the Civil Service Commission are appointed to four-year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms. No person shall be appointed a member of such commission who is not a citizen of the United States, a resident of the City of Port Angeles for at least three years immediately preceding such appointment, and an elector of the county wherein he or she resides.

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Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Meetings: meets as needed, typically four times each year.
City Hall
321 E. Fifth St.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Roles & Responsibilities: The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is an advisory group that makes recommendations to the City Council on activities and/or facilities to be funded by lodging excise tax revenues. The committee has representatives who serve on behalf of activities funded by the lodging excise tax and also representatives who serve on behalf of those who collect the lodging excise tax.
Members serve in a volunteer capacity and shall be residents of the city or representatives of businesses within the city.
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Parks, Recreation & Beautification Commission

Meetings: 6pm on 3rd Thursday of each month with a summer hiatus (June, July, August)
City Hall
321 E. Fifth St.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Roles & Responsibilities: Members of the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Commission give advisory recommendations to the City Council on all matters relating to parks, recreation, and beautification. The Commission cooperates with and advises the Parks & Recreation Director in the development and implementation of a comprehensive recreation program, a comprehensive park development program, beautification programs, and the general appearance of the city.
The Commission has the power to accept for the city donations for parks and recreation purposes, and with Council consent, to accept real property for park purposes, with the city holding title. The Commission cooperates with the Director in resolving any problems or complaints arising from departmental programs or facilities.
The seven Commission members are appointed by City Council to four-year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms. Members shall be residents of the city. Two Port Angeles High School students and residents of Port Angeles are appointed by the Commission to serve for one school year.
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Planning Commission

Meetings: 6pm on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month
City Hall
321 E. Fifth St.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Roles & Responsibilities: The Planning Commission acts as the City Council’s hearing body and forwards recommendations to the City Council on land development actions that include preparation of the city’s comprehensive plan, which is the framework for land development within the city, and zoning regulations.
The Planning Commission also has specific authority vested by the City Council to approve certain land use issues, such as conditional use permits and shoreline activities, with appeal to the City Council. Members shall be residents of the city.
Planning Commissioners are appointed to four-year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms. Members shall be residents of the City.
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Port Angeles Forward Committee

Meetings: 7:30am quarterly.
City Hall
321 E. Fifth St.
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Roles & Responsibilities: The Port Angeles Forward Committee is dedicated to creating a strong, economically and culturally vibrant community that will enhance the lives of our citizens through the following goals:

  • Foster private sector investment in Port Angeles.
  • Facilitate input from stakeholders to create a consensus, strategy, and vision for development and implementation of a Port Angeles Forward Master Plan.
  • Provide Communication between stakeholders.
  • Recommend actions to encourage private investment and stimulate the economy and livability of the community.
  • Identify and resolve barriers that adversely impact the ability to achieve committee goals.

Port Angeles Forward Committee is charged with the implementation of the local planning effort for the revitalization of downtown Port Angeles, which includes a community-wide consensus toward a conceptual plan and implementation strategy for future downtown development. Members need not be residents of the city.

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Public Safety Advisory Board

Meetings: 6pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Port Angeles Council Chambers
302 E. Fifth St.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Roles & Responsibilities: Members of the Public Safety Advisory Board advise and make recommendations to the city manager, chief of police, and fire chief concerning the provision of public safety services within the city to enhance Police Department and Fire Department-community relations. The board reviews and makes recommendations concerning Police and Fire Department policies, procedures, programs, accreditation standards, and budgetary implications; reviews the qualifications and performance of licensees under Chapter 5.08 of the Port Angeles Municipal Code; and promotes public awareness of the city’s Police and Fire services and programs.
It also holds public meetings from time to time to solicit public input regarding public safety services and programs; serves as a liaison between the Police and Fire Departments and the community; apprises the City Council, city manager, chief of police and fire chief of the community’s need for public safety services; and encourages individuals and community groups to assist in the police and fire programs and services, including the provision of funds, manpower, and capital.

The Public Safety Advisory Board reviews and makes recommendations concerning such other and further matters as may be referred to the Board, from time to time, by the City Council, city manager, police chief or fire chief; and reviews and makes recommendations regarding legislative changes affecting public safety services in Port Angeles.

Member Criteria
The board shall consist of 12 members, who shall meet the following criteria, provided that a majority of the members shall be city residents:

  • All members shall either be city residents or work or attend school within the city.
  • At least one member shall be a high school student that is recommended by school administration.
  • At least two members shall be owners or managers of businesses located within the city.
  • One member shall be affiliated with an associated EMS agency that operates in the City of Port Angeles.
  • One member shall be a representative from the Port Angeles School District #121.
  • Other members shall be selected, to the extent feasible, to represent diverse segments of the community.
  • Eligibility shall not extend to defendants in any pending criminal matter before the courts, nor to those individuals under active supervision by the Department of Corrections.
  • The chief of police and the fire chief shall serve as advisors to the board.

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Utility Advisory Committee

Meetings: 3pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
City Hall
321 E. Fifth St.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Roles & Responsibilities

The Utility Advisory Committee (UAC) gives advisory recommendations to the City Council on matters relating to city utility policy and operation.

The Utility Advisory Committee is comprised of three City Council members, one industrial representative, and two community representatives. The members are appointed to four-year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms. Members shall be residents of the city, except the member representing the licensed care facilities need not be a city resident but must own or manage a licensed care facility in the city.

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Other Citizen & Technical Advisory Committees

Overview
From time to time, the City Council appoints local citizens and professional experts to advisory committees established to prepare a plan and/or recommendations on a particular planning issue.
Examples of such committees include a Comprehensive Plan Citizen Advisory Committee, Code Technical Advisory Committee, and a Shoreline Master Program Advisory Committee. The Council also appoints individuals to represent the City of Port Angeles on a various committees initiated by other public entities.
City residents who are interested in volunteering to serve on a board, commission, or committee can apply through the City Clerk’s Office.
Most of the boards, commissions, and citizen committees meet in the evening during the week and once or twice a month. Technical advisory committees are more likely to meet in the daytime during the week.

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