GMVAC Officers, Focal Points, & Committees

 

OFFICERS

 

Chair – Maintains Council operations and interfaces. Executes all instruments on its behalf; prepares the agenda (with assistance of the Executive Committee, as appropriate); presides at all meetings of the Council and of the Executive Committee; calls emergency meetings, other than the regular meetings of the Council; and performs other duties usually inherent in such an office.

Steve Hiester

 

Vice-Chair – Serves in the absence of the Chair and performs other duties as the Chair, or the Council, shall direct. Administers the election of members. Plans and conducts Area Council election and advisory surveys.

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Recording Secretary – Distributes agenda of each regular Council meeting. Prepares and distributes minutes of the prior meeting. Schedules rooms for regular meetings. Keeps all records of the Council, except those of the Corresponding Secretary and the Treasurer, and shall perform such other duties as the Chairperson shall direct.

Les Dawson

 

Corresponding Secretary – Prepares and transmits all Council correspondence, and shall perform other duties as the Chairperson shall direct. Authors articles on Council activities and obtains publication. Controls Council web site content.

Peter Rimbos

 

Treasurer – Receives and is accountable for all funds belonging to the Council; maintains bank accounts in depositories designated by the Executive Committee; provides quarterly financial reports; and pays all obligations.

Susan Dawson


 

FOCAL POINTS

 

Environmental ServicesMonitors activities of county and others. Reports significant information to the Area Council in a timely fashion. Attends Cedar River Council, WRIA #8 Steering Committee, and Solid Waste meetings (see Salmon Recovery).

Susan Dawson

 

Governance and Legislative Affairs – Monitors activities of county, state, and others regarding proposed and enacted ordinances and laws affecting the unincorporated area and reports significant information to the Council in a timely fashion.

Steve Hiester

 

Parks and RecreationMonitors activities (may attend meetings) of county and others regarding this service and reports significant information to the Area Council in a timely fashion.

Gordon Moorman

 

Public Safety – Monitors activities (may attend meetings) of county and others regarding this service and reports significant information to the Area Council in a timely fashion.

Warren Iverson

 

School District AffairsMonitors activities (may attend meetings) of school board and others regarding this service and reports significant information to the Area Council in a timely fashion.

Warren Iverson

 

Social Services – Monitors activities (may attend meetings) of county and others regarding this service and reports significant information to the Area Council in a timely fashion.

Joe Cruikshank

 

 

STANDING COMMITTEES (Chair listed first in italics)

 

Executive Committee -- Consists of the five Officers and the past Chairperson, if he or she is still a member of the Council. Manages the affairs of the corporation. It meets quarterly or as needed. (All Council members are free to attend.) It reviews all active business of the Council and sets the agenda for the upcoming regular meeting of the council. Three members constitute a quorum for the transaction of official business.

 

Council By-Laws -- Reviews current by-laws and in conjunction with the entire Area Council, identify any item/issue needing update, or change, and drafting proposed language. Reviews and revises voting precincts that define Council Districts every four years.

Rob Morris, Peter Rimbos, & Patrick Seiver

 

Train Show – Defines Council support requirements and recruits and implements activities necessary to conduct train show.

Steve Hiester & Warren Iverson


 

AD HOC COMMITTEES (Chair listed first in italics)

 

Flood Control/Surface Water Management [Est. 3/08] - Study King County flood control and surface water management issues, assess current status of policies and fees.

 James Callow, Susan Dawson, & Don Butler

 

Sheriff's Precinct-Level Quarterly Community Involvement Program [Est. 10/07] - Act as a Citizen Advisory Committee to discuss current community problems or issues relating to policing and public safety.

Steve Hiester, Susan Dawson, Rob Morris, & Warren Iverson

 

Transportation [Est. 11/06] – Investigate the area’s transportation problems and offer potential path towards mitigation.

Gordon Moorman, Warren Iverson, Rob Morris, Don Butler, Patrick Seiver, & Peter Rimbos

 

Growth Management [Est. 2/06] – Monitor County land-use decisions, proposed and enacted ordinances, and Comprehensive Plan updates through interactions with the County Growth Management & Natural Resources Committee and its pertinent subcommittees/policy arms, e.g., Rural / Unincorporated Affairs

Peter Rimbos, Les Dawson, Gordon Moorman, Warren Iverson, Susan Dawson, and Joe Cruikshank