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Boards and Commissions - How To Apply

Boards and Commissions

Obtain an Application

Online: Application for Appointment to Whatcom County Boards and Commissions

By phone, mail, or in person: Request an application from the County Executive's office or the County Council office.

Complete the Application

Write legibly.

Indicate which position you are applying for in item 2.

You may attach a resume or detailed summary of experience, qualifications, and interests.

Sign the application.

Note: Applications are public documents and may be subject to the Open Public Records Act.

Where to Send Application

Unless otherwise noted under each vacancy:

Mail or deliver your signed applications to the Council office for Council-appointed boards and commissions. You may email your application to the Council office, but we must receive the original signed application before the Council makes appointments.

Fax, mail, or deliver your signed applications to the Executive's office for Executive-appointed boards and commissions.


All members must be registered voters, residents of Whatcom County, and if applicable, reside in the area they represent and/or meet the qualifications of the position.  Members serve without compensation unless otherwise noted.

View Available Vacancies

Vacancies on boards and commissions occur frequently.  See the vacancy list webpage for current vacancies, or contact the Council Office or Executive's Office.

For questions or more information, please contact us:

311 Grand Avenue, Suite 105
Bellingham WA 98225

Telephone: (360) 676-6690

311 Grand Avenue, Suite 108
Bellingham WA 98225

Telephone: (360) 676-6717
Fax: (360) 676-6775