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Sound Transit Seeking Volunteers for Community Oversight Panel


Independent citizen oversight can improve transparency and accountability in government. To this end, Sound Transit is currently looking for two volunteers from South King County to serve on the Sound Transit Community Oversight Panel (COP).

This fifteen-member volunteer panel independently monitors Sound Transit to make sure it meets its commitments to build and operate our regional bus, light rail, and commuter rail transit system. It is the goal to recruit volunteers with a variety of backgrounds, interests, and professional expertise. Panel members serve three-year terms.


The panel members familiarize themselves with Sound Transit actions and plans, review programs, ask hard questions and report findings back to the Board of Directors. The panel is regularly briefed by staff on all aspects of planning, construction, and operations.

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Individuals who have skill, experience, or insights into any of the following areas and care about the direction of the biggest transit investment program in the nation should consider applying:

  • Community engagement activities
  • Project planning
  • Budgeting and financial planning
  • Project schedule management
  • Performance audits
  • Social justice and equity efforts
  • Rider Experience

Members must live or work in the Sound Transit District and commit to attending one meeting a month either in person or virtually from 5:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.


Apply to the Community Oversight Panel

Submit an application online or mail/email a completed application and a resume to Kent Keel, Sound Transit Board Chair, 401 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104-2826; or

The above is an announcement from Sound Transt. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its content. 


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