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Purchase of Development Rights

Purchase of Development Rights Oversight Committee

Purpose

To provide oversight and evaluation for the Whatcom County Purchase of Development Rights program, which will enhance the protection of the County's farmland, enhance the long-term viability of agricultural enterprises within the County and provide public benefit by retaining properties in permanent resource use.  This committee's role is to advise the Council in the selection of eligible lands offered for PDR acquisition.

Authority ORD 2002-054

Contact Person Whatcom County Executive's Office, (360) 676-6717

Member Specifications

  • Three Whatcom County farmers
  • One individual representing farm-supporting businesses
  • One individual with real estate experience
  • One citizen (non-farmer) from unincorporated County
  • One citizen (non-farmer) from incorporated City

Term Limit Two consecutive full terms
Term Length Four Years
Number of Members Seven
Date of Formation 12/08/2002
Meetings Held - Quarterly
Vacancies See Executive Vacancies List