Pierce County is seeking members for its Aging and Disability Resources Advisory Board. Members assist in planning programs, allocating money, evaluating contracts, and working to meet the needs of the community.

The ADR Advisory Board also helps to educate lawmakers and the public on issues that affect seniors and residents with disabilities.

Board members are appointed by the Pierce County Executive and confirmed by the County Council to a four-year term. The ADR Board meets six times per year. Qualified applicants must be Pierce County residents and must not be employed by the county. The board includes at least one elected official, service participants and professionals, older adults, and adults with disabilities.

“The Advisory Board members are our eyes and ears in the community,” said Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources Manager Aaron Van Valkenburg. “We rely on their insight as well as their hard work educating the community on many important topics and communicating with elected officials at all levels.”

Those who want to apply to be a board member can contact Daniel Gross at (253) 798-2739 or at dgross@co.pierce.wa.us.