BI seeks volunteers to serve on advisory groups

Most positions require 3-year commitment

Bainbridge Island is seeking volunteers to serve on advisory groups that assist City Council on topics ranging from climate change and land use to utility policies.

Most of the committee positions require a three-year commitment. The workload varies – some meet monthly and others more frequently. Some may require advance reading to participate meaningfully in discussion.

“If you are passionate about an issue and you have experience or creative thinking that you believe you can contribute to the process, you can be a valuable resource to our community,” said Deb Rudnick ,who serves on the Climate Change Advisory Committee.

“City staff and City Council can’t do it all themselves, especially when it comes to specific issues that need a depth and breadth of focus that might be beyond their bandwidth. Advisory committees can be extremely valuable in providing these resources to strengthen our policies and education on a variety of topics.”

There are individual applications for each advisory group. The applications are available at Paper copies can be made available upon request. Applications are due by 4 p.m. April 21. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted and must be available in May for interviews. The terms begin July 1.

“Instead of complaining, it is much more worthwhile to get involved, learn and help make improvements in our community,” said Andy Maron, who serves as chair of the Utility Advisory Committee.

All committees are meeting through Zoom to follow “Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery” guidelines.

If you have questions about the application process, contact executive assistant Roz Lassoff at or 206-580-6735. For other details go to