Purpose: The Committee provides review and recommendations to the Whatcom County Council and Executive on issues that affect the ongoing operations and infrastructure of ferry service to Lummi Island. The committee also provides a forum for those who depend upon Lummi Island ferry service to voice their ideas and concerns about the ferry service.
Duties: To advise the County Council or the Executive on the following functions: A. Review and provide recommendations on proposed changes to ferry operations and fares; and B. Review at least annually ferry revenue and expenditures, ferry fund balance, and actual versus targeted fare return, and C. Assist the County in collecting information from ferry riders on actual and desired ferry services, concerns, and ideas for improved service; and D. Analyze and develop recommendations to continue and improve the cost effective operation of ferry service to Lummi Island; and E. Research, review, and make recommendations regarding ferry replacement, long-term planning, parking, transportation to and from ferry docks, alternative docking locations, alternative funding sources, and other major capital and operational issues regarding ferry service to Lummi Island.
Authority: Whatcom County Ordinance 2012-005, Whatcom County Code 2.145
Contact Person: County Council Office, 676-6690
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Term Limit: 2 full consecutive terms, with one year separation from the advisory committee required before applying again.
Term Length: 3 years, one year separation required after two terms.
Number of Members: 7 members total. At least 4 and no more than 5 members are Lummi Island residents or property owners.