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Horticultural Pest and Disease Board

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

Contact Person:  Washington State University Cooperative Extension Office, 676-6736

Vacancies:  See Council vacancy list

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.