Citizens' Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials
2010 Salary Commission
2011-2012 Salary Schedule
On April 28, 2010, the Citizens' Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials adopted the elected official salary schedule for 2011 and 2012. In accordance with the Snohomish County Charter, the recommendations of the Commission become law without further action by the County Council or Executive on January 1, 2009 subject to referendum as provided in SCC 2.105.080 and Charter section 6.120.
About the Commission
The Snohomish County Citizens' Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials is an independent commission that meets every two years to fix the salaries of elected officials in Snohomish County. The Commission sets base salaries according to the duties of office and to attract citizens of the highest quality to public service. The offices whose salaries are set by the Commission are the County Council, Executive, Assessor, Auditor, Clerk, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff and Treasurer.
The Commission is currently reviewing the salary schedule for 2011 and 2012. The recommendations of the Commission are required by law to be certified by May 1, 2010. In 2006, the voters of Snohomish County approved an amendment to the Snohomish County Charter that requires the recommendations of the Commission to become law without further action by the County Council or Executive on January 1 of the following year subject to referendum as provided in SCC 2.105.080 and Charter section 6.120.
Who is on the Commission?
The Commission is made up of ten members, nominated by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. Six of the members of the Commission are selected by lot by the County Auditor from among all registered voters in Snohomish County. The remaining four members are required to have experience in the field of personnel management and come from four sectors: business, professional personnel management, legal profession and organized labor. Commissioners serve two-year terms.
Scheduled Meeting Dates*
All meetings of the Commission are open to the public. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the meetings of the Commission.
* All meetings of the Citizens' Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials are at 7:00 pm in the 6th Floor Executive Board Room, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Accomodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please make arrangements in advance by calling 425-388-3460.
Salary Commission Archive
For more information or to send comments, contact:
Brian Parry, Snohomish County Executive Office, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 407, Everett, WA 98201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.