EMS Oversight Board (EOB)



The EMS Oversight Board makes recommendations to Whatcom County and the cities and fire districts of Whatcom County regarding administration, operations, levels of service and EMS budgets. 


Date of Formation

  • December 10, 2013


The EOB meetings on a quarterly basis. Meetings will take place in Room 514 of the County Courthouse unless otherwise noted.  The current schedule is listed below:

December 11, 2019                2:00 - 3:00
March 11, 2020                       2:00 - 3:00
June 10, 2020                         2:00 - 3:00
September 9, 2020                 2:00 - 3:00
December 9, 2020                  2:00 - 3:00    

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes 


The majority of appointments are designated, however there are a few citizen representatives appointed jointly by the County Executive and the Bellingham City Mayor.  These joint appointments represent:

    1 Citizen at Large
    1 Financial/Budget Citizen Representative
    1 Medical Community Citizen Representative


Member Association Email Phone
Terry Bornemann, Councilmember
Bellingham City Council
Email 360-305-0606
Barry Buchanan, Councilmember
Whatcom County Council
Email 360-778-5010
Hall Walker Finance / Budget Citizen Representative
Email 360-961-1002
RobRoy Graham, Fire Commissioner
County Fire Commission Association
Email 360-592-2416
Scott Korthuis, Lynden Mayor
Small Cities Mayor Association
Email 360-354-1170
Rick Kowsky, Cascade Ambulance
Citizen at Large
Email 360-380-3144
Kelli Linville, Mayor
City of Bellingham
Email 360-778-8100
Jack Louws, County Executive
Whatcom County
Email 360-778-5200
David Lynch M.D., WAHA
Medical Community Citizen Representative
Email 360-920-8303