Clerk of the Board of Equalization
Representatives Sought for Snohomish County Board of Equalization
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., May 3, 2023 – Snohomish County’s Office of Hearings Administration seeks applicants to fill two positions on the Board of Equalization, an independent body that hears appeals of property tax determinations made by the Assessor. The board consists of five members and two alternate members who are appointed by the Snohomish County Council. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable in property values, the Open Public Meetings Act (RCW 42.30), and the Appearance of Fairness Doctrine. Additionally, it is beneficial for candidates to have a background in real estate appraisal, finance, accounting, administrative law, property tax administration, mediation, or land use; candidates must have the ability to apply state statutes to decision making.
The Board of Equalization benefits from members who come from diverse backgrounds and can share both professional and residential experiences in Snohomish County. Applicants must be a Snohomish County resident and should be able to attend scheduled board meetings and hearings. A board member cannot:
- Hold an elective office
- Be an employee of any elected official
- Have been employed by the Assessor within the last two years
To ensure broad based representation as outlined in County Code, applicants from Council Districts 1, 3, 4 and 5 will be given preference. Council District 2 currently has two representatives. Find the application for this at https://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/OnlineBCBAForm or email BOE@snoco.org for more information. Applicants are encouraged to include any information that might assist us in meeting the County’s goal to create diverse boards and commissions.