The Development Standards Technical Advisory Committee reviews all proposed standards and modifications that propose project designs deemed by the technical administrator not to be in strict compliance with development standards. Executive appointed.
The Developmental Disabilities Board shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Department of Developmental Disabilities Services. Executive appointed.
The Economic Development Investment Board was created to make recommendations to the Whatcom County Council to invest in economic development and public facilities that further the goals for promoting the ongoing operation of business in Whatcom County. Executive appointed.
The Whatcom County Emergency Medical Services Boards make recommendations to Whatcom County and the cities and fire districts of Whatcom County regarding administration, operations, levels of service and EMS budgets.
The EMS Technical Advisory Board serves as advisors and makes recommendations to the EMS Executive Oversight Board (EOB) and to EMS providers in Whatcom County regarding operational, educational and logistical components of basic through advanced life support services.
The Ethics Commission receives complaints of ethics violations and otherwise administers the Code of Ethics.
The Flood Control Zone District Advisory Committee assists and make recommendations to the Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors in performing flood damage repairs, maintenance and improvements, and to minimize future further flood damage. Council appointed.
The Flood Control Subzone Advisory Committees review the comprehensive plan for flood control, discuss and recommend budget appropriation, and gather public input by holding public meetings.
Food System Committee intended to draft, implement and provide oversight for a county-wide plan to strengthen our local and regional food system.
The Forestry Advisory Committee provides review and recommendations to the Whatcom County Council on issues that affect the forestry industry. Council appointed.
The Homeless Strategies Workgroup was established by Resolution 2017-055 and will identify approximately two to three alternative solutions to living unsheltered in Whatcom County, with priority given to solutions that can be initiated to prevent people from having no other option than to sleep outside as the weather gets cold.
The Horticultural Pest and Disease Board is created to enable Whatcom County to more effectively control and prevent the spread of horticultural pests and diseases. Council appointed.
Together with public and private partners and especially with Whatcom County Coalition to End Homelessness, we work to reduce and ultimately end homelessness in our community. Executive appointed.
The Housing Authority's purpose is to provide quality, affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families, elderly households, and persons with disabilities. Executive appointed.
The purpose of the Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force is to review Whatcom County's criminal justice and behavioral health programs to make recommendations to safely and effectively reduce incarceration of individuals struggling with mental illness and chemical dependency, and minimize jail utilization by pretrial defendants who can safety be released.
The Jail Planning Task Force was created to provide advice and recommendations to the County Executive and the County Council regarding the appropriate size and location of new jail facilities. Currently inactive.
The Law and Justice Council was formed to provide a permanent ongoing forum and structure to coordinate and enhance criminal and juvenile justice agencies, programs and services in Whatcom County. Currently inactive.
Leoff Board authority, membership and meetings information
Description of Lodging Tax Advisory Committee membership, formation, meetings, etc.
The Lummi Island Ferry Advisory Committee (LIFAC) 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. Council appointed.
The Marine Resource Committee will address local marine issues and recommend remedial action to local authorities. Executive appointed.