Sound Transit is seeking volunteers from Pierce and Snohomish counties to serve on its Citizen Oversight Panel (COP).

The panel has three openings on the panel — two for Pierce County and one for Snohomish County.

The COP was created in 1997 to independently monitor Sound Transit and make sure it meets its commitments to “build and operate a regional bus, light rail and commuter rail transit system.” The panel consists of 15 members with a variety of interests, professional expertise and experience.

The COP meets twice weekly during normal business hours and acts as an independent oversight entity by “digging into agency details, asking hard questions, and reporting its findings to the Sound Transit Board of Directors.”

How to Apply

People interested in applying must submit a completed application and resumé to Sound Transit Board Chair John Marchione at 401 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104-2826.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a registered voter within the Sound Transit District and reside and/or work in Pierce or Snohomish counties.
  • Have experience or skills in one or more areas related to the panel’s responsibilities: business management, engineering, financial management, public facilities and services, large projects construction management, government processes, and public policy development or review.
  • Be able to attend meetings twice each month during normal business hours.

The Sound Transit Board will review applications and resumés as they are received. The board’s executive committee will review and recommend candidates, and the board of directors will confirm the appointments.

More information is available at Sound Transit’s website.