The Agricultural Advisory Committee provides review and recommendations to the Whatcom County Council on issues that affect agriculture. Executive appointed.
The committee meets periodically to provide guidance to the County regarding making its facilities and programs accessible to those with disabilities. Executive appointed.
The Board shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Whatcom County Health Department, advising on general priorities for behavioral health programs, including substance abuse and mental health services. Executive appointed.
The Bicycle / Pedestrian Advisory Committee's purpose 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.
The Committee will represent the residents of the subzone and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding the implementation of the Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resource Management (BBWARM) District stormwater program. Council appointed.
The Board of Equalization hears property tax appeals and complaints regarding the Assessor´s property value determination. Council appointed.
The Board makes decisions concerning boundary changes, including annexation, specific water sewer extensions, incorporations, dissolutions and disincorporations of jurisdictions and creations, partial mergers and consolidations of special purpose districts. Executive appointed.
The committee will advise the County Council on regulations and policies that may impact local businesses, industry, or economic development. The committee will: review and make recommendations on comprehensive plans, regulations, economic development efforts, and proposals that directly impact business and economic conditions in Whatcom County; assist the county and make recommendations on efforts to improve business conditions, environment, and infrastructure; assist and develop recommendations for comprehensive economic development efforts of the Associate Development Organizations (ADO) and other issues impacting business in Whatcom County, and; develop recommendations and strategies for ensuring the county applies a client-focused approach to support businesses with regulations, permitting, and planning.
The Task Force will continually review Whatcom governmental impacts on children and families, and make specific recommendations for improvements for all departments. The Task Force will consider input from diverse families throughout Whatcom County and evidence-based and promising practices and report on and make recommendations to County Council, Executive, and other appropriate officials regarding implementation of recommendations in the Whatcom Working Toward Well-being: An Action Plan for County Government (Action Plan) as adopted on February 4, 2020.
The Commission creates and administers the rules and regulations for personnel administration in the County Sheriff´s office. Executive appointed.
The Climate Impact Advisory Committee provides review and recommendations to the Whatcom County Council and Executive on issues related to the preparation and adaptation for, and the prevention and mitigation of, impacts of climate change.
The Commission develops and implements a coordinated comprehensive domestic violence plan that is monitored, evaluated and updated on a regular basis. Executive appointed.
The County Appeals Board receives and rules on appeals from administrative decisions concerning specific codes and ordinances. Executive appointed.