Council Officers, Focals, & Committee Assignments

OFFICERS

(See Executive and Bylaws Committee webpages for duties)

Chair: Steve Hiester
Vice-Chair: Rhys Sterling
Recording Secretary: Adam Sterling
Correspondence Secretary: Peter Rimbos
Treasurer: Sue Neuner

Member Committee Responsibilities

Under the Council Bylaws, each Member is required to participate on at least one major subject-matter Committee (Economic Development, Environment, Growth Management, or Transportation) and at least one other Standing Committee (Executive, Bylaws, Public Relations, or Train Show), Ad Hoc Committee, or Focal Point.

“Ad Hoc Committee” is a short term work group as may be designated from time to time by the Council Chairperson upon recommendation of any Member, other Committee, or the Council, and assigned special projects outside the jurisdiction of any existing Standing Committee and report to the Council its recommendation(s) for possible future action. Members may volunteer to serve on an Ad Hoc Committee and, thus, assume the responsibilities thereof assigned by the Council Chairperson.

FOCAL POINTS

“Focal Point” is a position/responsibility as may be designated from time to time by the Council Chairperson upon recommendation of any Member, other Committee, or the Council, and assigned to monitor a particular government function or agency and report to the Council for possible future action. Members may volunteer to serve as a Focal Point and, thus, assume the responsibilities thereof assigned by the Council Chairperson. The Council has designated the following current Focal Points:

Government 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.

Public Safety – Monitors activities (may attend meetings) of county and others, including the Sheriff’s Office and Fire District #43, regarding this service and reports significant information to the Council in a timely fashion.

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

Human Services – Monitors activities (may attend meetings) of King County human and social service departments and private organizations and reports significant information to the Council in a timely fashion.

Environmental Services – Monitors activities (may attend meetings) of county and other organizations, such as the Cedar River Council, regarding this service and reports significant information to the Council in a timely fashion.

Maple Valley Farmers’ Market – The GMVUAC was previously selected by the MVFM to be a stakeholder member of its Board.  On May 7, 2018, and based on the Council’s prior history of support for the establishment of the MVFM, the GMVUAC’s Council voted to approve its stakeholder membership on the MVFM’s Board together with the recommendation that such membership be a Focal Point under the GMVUAC Bylaws.  The initial Member selected by the Chair to oversee this Focal Point is Luke Hansen.  This Member will attend the MVFM’s Board meetings and, with appropriate authority as may be necessary from time to time, exercise GMVUAC’s voting rights regarding and relating to any matter the MVFM’s Board may wish to implement for the benefit of the greater Maple Valley area community and consistent with GMVUAC’s Charter and Mission.  Visit the MVFM’s website: Maple Valley Farmers’ Market

The current member matrix comprising the various GMCUAC Committees and Focal Points may be viewed here:

Off-FC-Comm Matrix–05 08 2018

 

Maple Valley

We serve those that live in the Tahoma School District, but not in the city limits of Maple Valley (below is a map of the GMVUAC Service Area and the four Community Areas):

Service Area Stats

Established: 1977
Population: 16,100 (2010 Census)
Area: 116 sq mi