Mason County Law Enforcement & Fire Fighters Disability Board Vacancy

The Mason County Law Enforcement & Fire Fighters Disability Board (LEOFF) is seeking an individual to fill the citizen-at-large position on the Mason County LEOFF Board. The term is for two years.

This person must be a resident of Mason County and shall serve without compensation.

The general purpose of the LEOFF Board is to consider claims for disability and sickness made by law enforcement officers or fire fighters as provided under the Washington law enforcement officers’ and fire fighters’ retirement system act. (See RCW 41.26)

The Mason County LEOFF Board typically meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the Mason County Commission Chambers, 411 North 5th Street, Shelton.

Interested parties may obtain an application at the Mason County Commissioners’ Office, 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, or by calling 427-9670, ext. 747 or visit the Mason County website at Please click on “Forms & Brochures” , “Advisory Boards” and then “Application for Boards, Councils, Committee or Commissions”. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Earned Income Tax Credit Info From United Way

SHELTON, WA- People who work and earn less than $51,567 from wages, self-employment or farming may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit or EITC and free help preparing their tax return. January 31st marked the 8th National EITC Day, a nationwide effort to increase public awareness about EITC and free tax preparation sites. As many as one in five eligible workers miss out on claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) each year, according to estimates by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) because they don't claim it when filing, or don't file a tax return. As a result, these taxpayers could end up missing out on this tax credit worth as much as $6,044 on their federal income tax returns. This is money that can make a difference.


Bob Simmons Farewell

Bob Simmons will be leaving the Mason County Extension office in March. There will be a farewell for him on February 21st from 3-4 p.m. in the Commissioners Chambers. Friday, February 21st from 3-4 p.m. in the Mason County Commissioners Chambers Building 1, 411 N 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584.

Bob has been appointed as the WSU Regional Water Quality Extension Specialist and State Water Quality Program Leader effective March 1, 2014. Bob will be leaving as Mason County WSU Extension Director to assume this new role, and he will be headquartered at the Jefferson County WSU Extension Office.


Community Services Group February Meeting

Community Services Group Meeting at 1:05pm start time-2:25pm. Combined Federal Campaign for Greater Olympic Peninsula (GOP-CFC) application overview
Presenter - John Roberts, GOP-CFC Director. If time & schedules allow, we may be able to have some Q&A on the UWMC grant application as well.  

Housing Coalition Meeting at 2:35 start time-4:00pm.  Facilitator - Patti Sells, Tammey Newton
Continue Coalition structure conversation, Point in Time update, & more at the Public Works Building
100 W Public Works Dr., Shelton WA 98584