Public Announcement
(Fair Advisory Committee Vacancy)

The Board of Okanogan County Commissioners is accepting letters of interest for one vacant position on the Fair Advisory Committee. Interested volunteers looking to provide value to the community and serve a 2-year term, are encouraged to apply.

Fair Advisory Committee Members meet monthly to discuss a variety of fair related topics, making decisions reflective of its mission statement: “The Okanogan County Fair exists to provide a county wide family event reflecting the values of Okanogan County, the accomplishments of Okanogan County youth, agriculture, and communities.”

Those interested in serving on this committee should submit a letter of interest to the Okanogan County Commissioners at 123-5th Avenue North, Room 150, Okanogan, WA 98840 or drop it off at the Old Virginia Grainger Bldg at 123 5th Avenue N, Okanogan, WA.


Vacancy Notice

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

The Okanogan County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) (members determined by RCW 67.28.1817) shall advise the Board of County Commissioners on the appropriation of the annual investment of lodging tax revenues which the county receives from businesses that provide overnight transient lodging. LTAC membership is designated by commissioner resolution (125-2014) and by individual appointment letters by the Board of County Commissioners. LTAC membership include three representatives from the hotel industry (collectors), three representatives of agencies that qualify and use lodging tax (receivers), and is chaired by an elected member of the Board of County Commissioners. One collector and one receiver each serve one of the three Okanogan County Commissioner Districts. Persons who are both collectors and receivers may not serve on the LTAC. The LTAC shall meet as often as necessary, but no less than four times annually.

Currently, there are two open positions on the committee; one position representing Commissioner District #3 (Oroville Tonasket Area) and the second position from Commissioner District #1 (Omak, Coulee Dam, and Reservation Areas). Both positions must represent a business that collects the Lodging Tax Revenue, for example, representation from the hotel industry, nightly rental or RV campground business.


If you are interested in serving on the Okanogan County LTAC, a letter of interest will be needed. This letter of interest should include the following information:


·         Your Name, phone number, mailing and email addresses

·         A statement describing your qualifications and why you are interested in filling the position

·         A signed statement of eligibility from the entity you work for that includes the business name, in what capacity you wish to serve on the LTAC (in this case, as a Collector of the tax), and that you do represent that entity.


The letter of interest can be sent to the Okanogan County Commissioners either by email to or by mail to 123 5th Ave N, Rm 150, Okanogan, WA 98840. For questions call Lanie Johns at (509) 422-7100. There is no compensation for serving on this committee.