Volunteers needed for Salary Commission

The Lewis County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is seeking applicants interested in representing four specific professional sectors -- business, professional personnel management, legal profession and organized labor -- on the recently reconvened Lewis County Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials ("Salary Commission").

The independent panel will be asked to review salaries for the elected offices of auditor, assessor, clerk, coroner, prosecuting attorney and treasurer and then present its recommendations to the BOCC for review. The Salary Commission will also review the county commissioners’ salaries.

Registered Lewis County voters interested in filling one of the four seats are encouraged to submit an application packet – including an application, a resume and a letter of interest – to Rieva Lester, Clerk of the Board, in one of three ways:

  • IN PERSON at the Lewis County Commissioners’ Office, Room 210 of the Historic Courthouse at 351 N.W. North Street in Chehalis.
  • BY MAIL at 351 N.W. North St., Chehalis, WA 98532.
  • VIA EMAIL at BOCC@LewisCountywa.gov. Please include “Salary Commission – Attn. Rieva Lester” in the subject line.

The seats are open until filled.

Please click here for the application.

Please click here for a sample letter of interest.

The 10-person Salary Commission also will include six citizens randomly drawn by lot. For those six seats, the auditor will conduct a lottery-style drawing of all registered voters to identify two citizens to represent each of the three commissioner districts.

Members of the Salary Commission are limited to two four-year terms. As outlined in RCW 36.17.024, county employees, officers and officials – and their immediate family members, such as parents, spouses, siblings, children or other dependent relatives – cannot serve in any capacity on the Salary Commission.

Posted: July 9, 2019