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Sound Transit seeks volunteer to serve on agency oversight panel

SEATTLE, Wash., January 26, 2023Sound Transit is seeking a volunteer from the North King County Subarea to help the agency succeed in meeting its commitments to the public. The Community Oversight Panel (COP) currently has one upcoming opening for the North King County Subarea beginning on March 1, 2023. Sound Transit relies on the oversight and expertise of this dedicated and independent group of volunteers and encourages people who live or work in the subarea, which includes Seattle, West Seattle, the Rainier Valley, Beacon Hill, Shoreline, and Lake Forest Park, to apply.

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. Its 15 members represent a variety of interests, professional expertise, and experience. The COP meets once monthly in the evening 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.

To Apply

Submit an application online, or send a completed application and a resume, CV, or list of experience to Dow Constantine, Sound Transit Board Chair, at or via mail at 401 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104-2826. To qualify an applicant must:

  • Reside and/or work in North King County.
  • Have experience, skills, or insight in one or more areas related to the panel’s responsibilities: community engagement activities; project planning and alignment decisions; budget and financial plan; project schedule and budget adherence; agency performance audits; social justice and equity; passenger experience.
  • Be able to attend meetings each month during the evening. (The panel’s current meeting schedule is the second Wednesday of every month from 5:30-8:15 p.m., with options to participate virtually.)

    Appointment Process

    Copies of all applications and resumes will be provided to the Sound Transit Board for its review. The Board’s Executive Committee will review and recommend candidates. The Board of Directors will confirm the appointments.

    Sound Transit actively seeks to include persons from diverse backgrounds and professional areas of expertise to support agency oversight, planning and operations. Persons of color and women are encouraged to apply.

    CONTACT:  Rachelle Cunningham — (206) 398-5069 or

    SOURCE: Sound Transit

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