Boards and Commissions

Mayor Dickhoff and the Council would like to express their gratitude for the many citizens and officials who dedicate their time to make the City of Hoquiam a better place to live.

  • Civil Service Commission

    Appointed By:  Mayor, subject to approval by the City Council.

    Length of Term: 3 years.

    Meetings: The Hoquiam Civil Service Board will be meeting at 4:00 on Thursday, February 28th at Hoquiam City Hall, 609 8th Street, Hoquiam, WA.

    Duties: To select, appoint, and employ personnel for the Police and Fire Departments, not including the Police Chief and Fire Chief.

    Members: Roger Smith, Pete Hegg, Paul Pritchard
  • Historic Preservation Commission

    Appointed By:   Mayor, subject to approval by the City Council.

    Length of Term:  4 years

    Meetings:   Meet as Needed

    Duties: The primary duty of the Hoquiam Historic Preservation Commission is to initiate and maintain a register of historic properties and review proposed changes to register properties. The Commission shall also promote awareness and preservation of Hoquiam’s History

    Members: TBA



  • Library Board


    Appointed By: Mayor and confirmed by the City Council

    Length of Term: 5 years.

    Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:00 PM at the Library

    Duties:  The management and control of the Library including supervision, care and custody of all property of the library.

    Members: TBA
  • Cemetary Board

    Appointed By: Mayor and confirmed by the City Council

    Length of Term: 5 years.

    Meetings: Meets as needed

    Duties: The proper operation, maintenance and improvement of the municipal cemetery.

    Members:  TBA
  • Community Services Board

    Appointed By: Mayor and confirmed by the City Council

    Length of Term:  4 years.

    Meetings:  Meets as Needed

    Duties: Advise the Council regarding the general planning, supervision and control of all parks, stadium, recreational facilities and programs, and community services of the City.

    Members: TBA
  • Hoquiam Planning Commission

    Appointed By: Mayor with consent of the Council

    Length of Term: 4 years.

    Meetings:  Meets as Needed

    Duties:
     
    (1) Preparation and review of the comprehensive plan for the city;
    (2) Review and recommendation on all applications for amending comprehensive plan and development regulations as provided in RCW 35A.63.100; and
    (3) Such other advisory duties as may be assigned to it by the mayor and city council.

    Members: TBA

  • Building Code Council

    Appointed By:
    Mayor and approved by the Council.
    Length of Term: 4 years.
    Meetings: As needed, but at least once every three months.

    Duties:
    (1) Review enacted and proposed building, plumbing, electrical, housing, mechanical, and dangerous structures codes and proposed amendments or changes in these codes, to solicit public input, and to make recommendations to the city council
    (2) Research, recommend and promote uniform regulations, legislation, and enforcement pertaining to all phases of building construction and related codes;
    (3) Advise and assist the various departments of city government when requested in the administration and enforcement of laws and ordinances pertaining to building, construction and related work; and
    (4) Act as the board of appeals for the uniform building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, fire, and abatement of dangerous building codes

    Members: TBA
  • Urban Forestry Advisory Board

    Appointed By: Mayor and approved by the Council.

    Length of Term:  4 years.
    Meetings: Meet as Necessary
    Click here for Urban Forestry Webpage

    Duties:
    The purpose of the urban forestry advisory board shall be promoting the responsible planting of trees on public and private property, public education about trees, promotion of proper maintenance of trees, advocating trees within the city, developing innovative and joint funding for projects from a variety of sources, and hearing appeals.

    Members: TBA
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