Applicants sought for county board

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WALLA WALLA - Applicants are being sought to fill a vacancy on the Walla Walla County Board of Equalization.

The board consists of three members who meet to hear petitions relative to property values, and property taxes assessed, after appraisals by the county.

Board members must be residents of the county or of any city in the county. New board members must attend a special Department of Revenue training seminar, held in June, regarding board duties.

Board members meet each July 15 to equalize the assessment of property in the county and then on an as-needed basis, generally eight to 10 times more per year, to consider petitions.

Members serve three-year terms and are paid a per diem amount for each meeting attended. Board members may not be holders of any elected office or an employee of any elected official

Completed application packets must be returned to the county commissioners' office by 5 p.m. on May 18.

To apply: Applications are available online at www.co.walla-walla.wa.us or from the Walla Walla County commissioners' office, County Public Health and Legislative Building, 314 West Main/P.O. Box 1506, Walla Walla.

Applications also can be obtained by calling the commissioners' office at 524-2505.

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