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Town Council – Position 4

Town Councilmembers serve as the legislative branch and have several key roles and responsibilities.  Council members set the direction of the Town’s planning, development regulations, and zoning by adopting corresponding plans, policies and regulations.  Fiscal management is one of the key responsibilities of Councilmembers.  The operating budget is the most important financial document and provides a road map for the year and a reflection of the town’s priorities.  It provides the legal authority to incur and pay expenses by allocating available resources to provide services for our citizens. The Council seeks to do the business of the Town to the best of their ability and adhere to the following values: personal accountability, leadership, respect, cooperation, trust, public input, honest and candor, creativity and diversity of opinion.

The Town Council consists of five members, who are elected volunteers.  They meet regularly on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 pm and at other times of the year for committee meetings, training sessions and workshops.

In order to be eligible to hold elective office you must live within the town limits, have been a resident of the Town of Coupeville for at least one year and be a registered voter of the Town of Coupeville.  (RCW 35A.12 Mayor-Council Plan of Government)

Town Council – Position 4 is a four year term ending December 31, 2021.  Because this vacancy will occur mid-term the Town Council will appoint a citizen to fill this position until the next election (Nov 2019).

To apply for the Town Council Position turn in a letter of interest stating your relevant experience and history of community service along with a Town Volunteer Application to Town Hall no later than 4:30 pm on Monday, July 16, 2018.

Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing NHR – Position 1

The Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, which was created by a cooperative planning process between the National Park Service, Washington State Parks, Island County and the Town of Coupeville is responsible for Administration and management of the Reserve. The board includes seven residents, three are appointed by the Town of Coupeville, four are appointed by Island County; as well as a representative of Washington State Parks, and a representative from the National Park Service. Trust Board members appointed by the town and county serve as volunteers, and have four-year appointments which are staggered to ensure continuity on the board.

The Trust Board meets 2nd Tuesday at Ebey’s Reserve Office, and every 4th Tuesday at the Coupeville Library, 4:00 p.m. In order to be eligible to apply to the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing NHR you must reside within the Reserve.

Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing NHR – Position 1 is a four year term ending December 31, 2021 and is currently vacant.

To apply for the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing NHR Position, submit a Town Volunteer Application to Town Hall. This position is open until filled.

Volunteer Application


Employment Opportunities

About Coupeville:

Coupeville is one of the oldest communities in the State, founded in 1853 and incorporated in 1910.  The Town contains a little more than one square mile of area, and the population is 1830.  Coupeville is located in the middle of Whidbey Island, with the city of Oak Harbor and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to the north, and communities of Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton to the south.  It is approximately 90 minutes from downtown Seattle, via bridge or ferry.

Coupeville is the county seat for Island County, is also home to the Coupeville Schools, K-12,  and Whidbey General Hospital.

Coupeville is located in the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, a 17,000 acre federal reserve which was created to preserve the cultural landscape that began with sea captains arriving at Penn Cove and farmers coming to Ebey’s Prairie more than a 100 years ago.

Coupeville is a beautiful, historic community, with a vibrant population and an outstanding qualify of life.

About Town Government:

The Town is governed by a strong mayor and five person Town Council.  Town Hall houses the mayor, clerk-treasurer, two part-time administrative support positions, the planner/building official, engineer, police chief and three deputies.

The public works department consists of the Public Works Superintendent and two full time maintenance workers, with one to two seasonal workers.  The Town operates a water and sewer utility, staffed by a Utilities Superintendent and two plant operators.

The elected officials and Town staff enjoy a very positive working relationship.

Town Engineer

The Town of Coupeville has a current opening for a civil engineer, to serve as the responsible engineer to plan, budget, design, prepare construction documents, and manage construction for capital improvement projects including streets, water, sewer, and storm water conveyance and treatment facilities, and public water supply wells.

This is a full time position, non-exempt position, current salary range is $75,000 to $84,500 DOE.

For a complete job description, including minimum qualifications, click here. Interested parties are encouraged to apply in person or via US mail, using the application linked below. Complete applications include a cover letter and resume, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Engineer Application