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J.E. “Sam” Ryan, CBO

5280 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, Washington 98226
Telephone: (360) 676-6907


Surface Mining Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Surface Mining Advisory Committee (SMAC) is to advise the Whatcom County Planning and Development Services Department and the Whatcom County Council on implementing surface mining regulatory program consistent with the Comprehensive Plan. The SMAC also provides a forum for all sectors of the surface mining community to contribute to discussions on the future of mineral extraction in Whatcom County.

The regular meeting times will be the fourth Wednesday of the month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., when called by the chair. The regular meeting place will be in the Whatcom County Northwest Annex Conference Room at 5280 Northwest Dr.