Capital Area Regional Public Facilities District Board Vacancy

Submitted by City of Lacey

The elected officials of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County seek to fill a vacancy for a regional representative on the Capital Area Regional Public Facilities District (CAR-PFD) board. Eligible applicants must live within Thurston County, Olympia, Lacey, or Tumwater and submit a letter of interest by April 1, 2019, to:

City of Lacey
Peri Edmonds, City Clerk
420 College Street SE
Lacey, WA 98501

The CAR-PFD, a municipal corporation, is a special taxing district created by Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County in 2003. It finances payments on bonds issued by Lacey and Olympia for construction of two regional events centers—Lacey’s Regional Athletic Complex and Olympia’s Hands on Children’s Museum.

The District is authorized to receive 0.033% of the state share of sales and use tax generated in the four jurisdictions as allowed by RCW 82.14.390. This legislation authorized the use of state revenue to promote economic development by supporting the construction of certain public facilities in local jurisdictions.

The elected officials of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County each appoint one CAR-PFD board member. The remaining three board members are appointed as regional representatives, subject to recommendations from local business and community organizations. CAR-PFD board members serve four-year staggered terms.

The seven member Public Facilities District Board of Directors has fiduciary responsibility for the appropriate use of sales tax revenue it collects and distributes. The board meets annually to review financial statements and issue an annual report to the public on the use of those funds.

For more information, contact Peri Edmonds, Lacey City Clerk, at PEdmonds@ci.lacey.wa.us or (360) 486-8704.

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