We are a special-purpose, regional government agency chartered by state law in 1967. Our jurisdiction covers King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties, which is home to more than 3.5 million people — over half the state's population.
We have a staff of 70 people, comprised of air quality planners and engineers, inspectors, meteorologists and technicians who maintain air quality monitoring equipment. In addition, we are supported by our in-house computer services, communications, human resources, legal services, records management, accounting and administrative staff.
We are governed by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of elected officials from each of the four counties in our jurisdiction (King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish), a representative from the largest city in each county, and one member representing the public-at-large.
We also have an Advisory Council comprised of individuals representing large and small businesses, non-regulated business, education, transportation, health, tribes, fire officials, the environmental community, ports and the public-at-large.