Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing NHR – No Vacancies
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.
Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) – No Vacancies
The HPC’s primary functions are to research, obtain public input, deliberate, and submit advice and recommendations to the Town of Coupeville and Island County; and to assist their Planning Department’s in issuing Certificates of Appropriateness for projects within the Reserve based on the Design Guidelines for Ebey’s’ Landing National Historical Reserve.
The HPC consists of nine members; four appointed by the Town of Coupeville, four appointed by Island County and one joint appointment. The HPC members serve three year terms. They meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at 10 am and sometimes in special workshop as needed.
Applicants for the Historic Preservation Commission should live within Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve and have a demonstrated interest or experience in, or knowledge of, history, historic preservation, architecture, design, landscape architecture, cultural landscapes, and/or related disciplines. For Town of Coupeville appointments, special consideration is given to residents of the Town.
Even when our Boards and Commissions are full, volunteer applications are always excepted.
Thank you for considering service to your Town!
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.