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Members: Geologist Licensing Board

Interested in serving on the Geologist Licensing Board?

The board is currently accepting applications for 1 vacancy for a public member. To be eligible, you must be a Washington (WA) resident.

If you're interested, email the following to geologist@dol.wa.gov:

If you have questions about this recruitment, contact Shari Honeywell at shoneywell@dol.wa.gov or 360.664.6556.

What does the board do?

  • Licenses geologists within the state.
  • Investigates violations of state regulations related to the practice of geology.
  • Recommends rules and regulations for administering licensing and regulatory laws.

Who is on the board?

The board consists of 7 members and all are Washington residents:

  • 5 licensed geologists, 2 must be licensed in a specialty of geology (Engineering Geologist, Hydrogeologist).
  • 1 from the general public with no family or business connection with the practice of geology.
  • Department of Natural Resources' Supervisor of Geology (ex-officio member).

What are the responsibilities of board members?

  • Provide professional knowledge to improve services to geologists and the public.
  • Attend all board meetings. They usually meet 4 times a year. Meeting dates, times, and locations are decided by the board and administrative staff.
  • Spend about 8 hours a month on board business.

How are board members appointed?

They're appointed by the Department of Licensing Director. Members serve 4 years, which are staggered so no more than 2 appointments are made in a calendar year.

Are board members paid?

Yes, $50/day for attending meetings and board business done outside of meetings. Also, reimbursed for certain expenses related to traveling to and from board meetings.

Board members
Member Role Term expires
Tom Tebb Geologist/Engineering Geologist/Hydrogeologist - Chair May 1, 2024
Eileen Webb Geologist - Vice Chair May 1, 2024
James Struthers Geologist/Engineering Geologist - Secretary May 1, 2023
Carla Brock Geologist and Hydrogeologist May 1, 2021
Kathy Troost Geologist May 1, 2022
Casey Hanell State Geologist/Engineering Geologist Ex-officio
Vacant Public Member  

Who's on the board?

There are 7 members, all are WA residents:

  • 5 licensed geologists, 2 must be licensed in a specialty of geology (Engineering Geologist, Hydrogeologist).
  • 1 from the general public with no family or business connection with the practice of geology.
  • Department of Natural Resources' Supervisor of Geology (ex-officio member).

How are board members appointed?

They're appointed by the Department of Licensing Director. Members serve 4 years, which are staggered so no more than 2 appointments are made in a calendar year.

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