Purpose: The Board is created to enable Whatcom County to more
effectively control and prevent the spread of horticultural pests and
diseases. The Board shall have the
following powers and duties. (1) Receive complaints (2) Inspect (3)
Enforce (4) Employ persons and purchase goods and equipment as
necessary (5) Educate the public; and (6) Administrate.
Authority: RCW 15.09.030
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Term Limit: 2 full terms, one year separation required after two terms.
Term Length: 2 years
Number of Members: 4 members appointed by the County Council. One such member shall have at least a practical knowledge
of horticultural pests and diseases and the other members shall be
residents of the county, shall own land within the county and shall be
engaged in the primary and commercial production of a horticultural
product or products, one of whom shall be engaged in the production of
certified organic produce, if available.