Sound Transit seeks oversight volunteers

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Sound Transit is seeking volunteers from Pierce County and south King County to help the agency succeed in meeting its commitments to the public. The Citizen Oversight Panel (COP) currently has two openings, one for Pierce County and one for south King County. Sound Transit relies on the oversight and expertise of this dedicated and independent group of volunteers and encourages citizens 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 panel meets twice monthly 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.

Anyone interested in serving on the panel should send a completed application and a resume to Dave Somers, Sound Transit Board Chair, 401 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104-2826.

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