Bicycle / Pedestrian Advisory Committee


The purpose of the Bicycle / Pedestrian Advisory Committee is to assist the county in the planning, funding, development and implementation of facilities and programs that will result in the increased safety and use of bicycle and pedestrian travel as a significant and beneficial mode of transportation and recreation.


  • 6:00 p.m., the 2nd Wednesday of every month 
  • Due to the COVID-19 directive of the Governor, all meetings must take place virtually.  The next scheduled open public virtual meeting will take place on January 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm.  If you wish to join this meeting, go to the following link:

Zoom meeting link:

Public comment should be submitted to mailto:

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes



The Bicycle / Pedestrian Advisory Committee has 11 members.  Members must be residents of Whatcom County who have an interest in promoting the use of bicycle/pedestrian travel for transportation and recreation.

 Term Length and Term Limit

  • 4 years
  • 2 consecutive full terms

 Current Membership Roster

  • Patrick Alesse
  • Sunny Beaver
  • Jeannine Heidenreich
  • Brian Johnson
  • Kelly Kendall
  • Gary Malick
  • Sonja Max - Co-Chair
  • Sandy Phillips
  • Pete Sharp
  • Robin Thomas
  • Stephen Zylstra - Co-Chair


The Whatcom County Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) was created by Whatcom County Executive Pete Kremen in 2001, and was approved by the County Council through Ordinance 2001-013 to fulfill the purpose set for the Committee.