Residents of Snohomish County interested in the needs and issues facing older adults and younger individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for membership on the Council on Aging.
The council on Aging strives for a membership that is geographically balanced throughout the county. Persons who represent the needs of ethnic and racial minority communities, older persons wishing to improve the quality of life for senior citizens, persons who represent organizations which serve older and younger disabled persons, locally elected officials and members of the general public are encouraged to apply. A majority of the members of the Council on Aging must be 60 or over.
It is the policy of the Snohomish County Council on Aging that persons shall not be discriminated against membership on the Council because of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. The Council on Aging actively encourages members of diverse communities to apply.
EXCLUSIONS: Per Article IV, Section 2, the Council on Aging bylaws state: “Staff members and members of governing board(s) of an organization(s) or agency(ies) currently receiving funds from the Snohomish County Division of Long Term Care and Aging shall not serve on the Council.” The key word here is “governing board”. Serving on an advisory board is acceptable and not considered a conflict of interest. Staff and board members of agencies can and do serve as valuable consultants to the Council’s Standing Committees.