OLYMPIA – April 23, 2013 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking an experienced hunter or angler who uses a boat in their sport to serve on the Boating Safety Advisory Council.
The deadline for submitting applications is May 8. The appointment will be made in the month of May, and the term will go through Dec. 31, 2015.
The Boating Safety Advisory Council is a general advisory committee that assists and advises the Commission on the administration of its Boating Safety Program, which provides information and education on safe and environmentally sound boating practices to agencies, organizations and individuals statewide.
The council meets four times a year at the State Parks’ Headquarters Building, 1111 Israel Road S.W., Tumwater, Wash. 98504. The 2013 meetings are set for the following dates: May 16, Sept. 26 and Nov. 21.  All meetings are held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Council members will be reimbursed for travel and other expenses when attending council meetings.
Interested applicants are required to provide a completed application along with a resume and letter of interest explaining why they are qualified to serve on the council. To request an application, contact the Boating Safety Program atdoni.thomas@parks.wa.gov, P.O. Box 42654, Olympia 98504-2650, or call (360) 902-8832.
When submitting an application for the council, please consider that State Parks serves a culturally diverse population and is committed to representing that diversity in our staffing, volunteers and advisory groups. The agency is especially interested in increasing representation from outside the Puget Sound area and by people of color and people with disabilities.
For more information on the Boating Safety Program, visit www.parks.wa.gov/boating.
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