Boards & Commissions

Boards and commissions are designed to give citizens a voice in their government and provide a means of influencing decisions that shape the quality of life for the residents of our state. Participation on a board or commission is one of the most effective steps citizens can take in becoming an active voice in their government.

Washington state has over 200 boards and commissions to which Governor Gregoire appoints citizen members. Appointees are responsible for advising the Governor, the legislature, and state agencies. In some cases, a board or commission may be responsible for setting state policy and determining how the state’s limited resources should be divided. Governor Gregoire takes great pride in appointing qualified, responsible members who reflect the diverse lifestyles of our state and who hold a strong belief in the public process.