LEOFF 1 Disability Board

A Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters Plan 1 Disability Board, which may be referenced to as the disability board, was established August 2020.

The disability board shall consist of five persons selected as follows:

  • Two members of the city council, who shall be appointed by the mayor.
  • An active or retired City of Arlington firefighter. If no eligible regularly employed or retired firefighters are willing or able to be elected to the board under this subsection, then the following individuals may be elected to the board under this subsection: Any active or retired firefighters who reside within the jurisdiction served by the board. This includes active and retired firefighters. The widow or widower of a firefighter subject to the jurisdiction of the board.
  • An active or retired city of Arlington law enforcement officer. If no eligible active or retired members of the police department are willing or able to be elected to the board under this subsection, then the following individuals may be elected to the board: Any active or retired law enforcement officers who reside within the jurisdiction served by the board. This includes active and retired law enforcement officers. The widow or widower of a law enforcement officer subject to the jurisdiction of the board.
  • One member of the public at-large, who shall be appointed by majority vote of the other four disability board members. The at-large member shall reside within the city at the time of and for the duration of his/her appointment.


Terms: Each disability board member shall serve a two-year term. 

Duties.  Duties shall include, but not be limited to, authorization of payment for LEOFF 1 member health benefit claims.