The commission is made up of 10 members, nominated by the county executive and confirmed by the county council. Six of the members of the commission are selected by lot by the county auditor from among all registered voters in Snohomish County. The remaining four members are required to have experience in the field of personnel management and come from four sectors: business, professional personnel management, legal profession, and organized labor. Commissioners serve two-year terms.
About the Commission
The Snohomish County Citizens' Commission on Salaries of Elected Officials is an independent commission that meets every two years to fix the salaries of elected officials in Snohomish County. The commission sets base salaries according to the duties of office and to attract citizens of the highest quality to public service. The offices whose salaries are set by the commission are the county council, executive, assessor, auditor, clerk, prosecuting attorney, sheriff and treasurer.
In 2018, the commission will fix the salary schedule for 2019 and 2020. The recommendations of the commission are due by July 1, 2018. In 2006, the voters of Snohomish County approved an amendment to the Snohomish County Charter that requires the recommendations of the commission to become law without further action by the county council or executive on January 1 of the following year subject to referendum as provided in SCC 2.105.080 and Charter section 6.120.
2017-2018 Salary Schedule Approved
As of its June 8, 2016, meeting, the Salary Commission approved the salary schedule for Snohomish County elected officials for 2017 and 2018. The final salary schedule was filed with the County Auditor on July 18, 2016.
2015-2016 Salary Schedule Approved
At its June 11, 2014, meeting, the Salary Commission approved the salary schedule for Snohomish County elected officials for 2015 and 2016. The final salary schedule was filed with the County Auditor on June 27, 2014.