Area Council Membership or Participation

Your Area Council serves as an all-volunteer, locally recognized advisory body to King County on behalf of all rural unincorporated area residents living in the Tahoma School District. The Area Council’s Vision Statement is:

“Our community’s Rural Character will be supported by facilitating strong local ties and communication between the public, organizations, and government; promoting locally owned businesses and supporting quality education; protecting the environment, and maintaining landowners’ rights and responsibilities; promoting controlled and well-planned growth with appropriate infrastructure; ensuring proper representation for rural interests and needs; and supporting the health and safety and the privacy of our vibrant community.”

The twelve-seat Area Council currently has three open seats. If you have an interest in joining please send an e-mail to: info@gmvuac.org or attend a monthly meeting and express your interest.

Citizens who are not members of the Area Council or do not live within the Tahoma School District still are eligible to join and serve on any of the Area Council’s three major subject-matter Committees: Environment, Growth Management, or Transportation, as well as the Ad Hoc Economic, Public Relations, and Train Show Committees. The Area Council welcomes your participation. For information on each of these committees please see the Area Council’s web site: www.gmvuac.org and use the drop-down menu under Committees. Thank you.

The GMVUAC will have a panel of legislative, government, and private experts discuss the proposed expansion and continued use of the Cedar Hills Landfill.  Panelists will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.
The GMVUAC will have Tahoma School District Superintendent Tony Giurado as our guest speaker.  Superintendent Giurado will discuss with us issues facing the TSD, including funding of programs and future bond measures to be voted on.
Richard C. Honour, Ph.D., is the intended guest speaker and will present to and discuss with us various environmental and health issues related to the proposed continuation and expansion of the Cedar Hills Landfill.  Dr Honour is a founder and principal of ‘Save Our Soil (SOS)’ and ‘The Precautionary Group (TPG)’ which are environmental organizations dedicated to ending land disposal of toxic sewage sludge.  Dr Honour has a BS in Biology from San Diego State University and a PhD in Plant Pathology/Soil Microbiology from UC-Riverside.
Richard C. Honour, Ph.D., is the intended guest speaker and will present to and discuss with us various environmental and health issues related to the proposed continuation and expansion of the Cedar Hills Landfill.  Dr Honour is a founder and principal of ‘Save Our Soil (SOS)’ and ‘The Precautionary Group (TPG)’ which are environmental organizations dedicated to ending land disposal of toxic sewage sludge.  Dr Honour has a BS in Biology from San Diego State University and a PhD in Plant Pathology/Soil Microbiology from UC-Riverside.

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