Whatever your interest, Whatcom County has a board or commission for you.
The Whatcom County Council office has updated its list of vacancies on several boards and commissions. The positions are appointed by the Whatcom County Council or the executive.
Here’s a full list of positions that are open to residents in Blaine and Birch Bay:
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Committee: One vacancy for a position that serves a three-year term. The committee meets occasionally to discuss making facilities and programs in Whatcom County accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee: Two vacancies for four-year term. The committee meets monthly and helps plan, fund, develop and implement programs that increase safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board: One vacancy for a position that serves a three-year term. The board meets monthly and advises the Whatcom County Health Department on issues related to caring for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Drayton Harbor Shellfish Protection District: Three vacancies for positions that serve a four-year term. Members advise Whatcom County Council on matters related to the restoration of water quality in the district.
Forestry Advisory Committee: One vacancy for a commercial forest landowner and two vacancies for a forest product manufacturer. The positions carry various term lengths. The committee meets monthly and issues recommendations to Whatcom County Council about issues that impact the forestry industry.
Lummi Island Ferry Advisory Committee: One vacancy for a term ending on January 31, 2019. The committee meets monthly and advises Whatcom County Council about the operations of the ferry service to Lummi Island.
Marine Resources Committee: One vacancy for a position that serves a four-year term. The committee meets monthly and discusses local marine issues. It informs the Whatcom County Council about existing issues and issues recommendations.
Northwest Senior Services Board: Three vacancies for positions that serve three-year terms. The board meets on the third Thursday of January, March, May, June, September and October. Members are expected to participate in community events and act to identify the needs of older people, people with disabilities as well as their families, friends and caregivers in the county.
Open Space Advisory Committee: Four vacancies. The committee advises the county assessor about the implementation of guidelines established by the department of revenue on open space, farms and agricultural and timber lands.
Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Oversight Committee: One vacancy for a position that serves a four-year term. The committee meets quarterly to discuss the protection of county farmland.
Solid Waste Advisory Committee: One vacancy. The committee meets quarterly and discusses solid waste management issues that impact Whatcom County.
Surface Mining Advisory Committee: One vacancy for a position that serves a four-year term. The committee meets as-needed and advises Whatcom County Council, among others, on the implementation of a surface mining regulatory program.
Applicants must be registered voters and residents of Whatcom County. To apply, or to learn more about each position, visit bit.ly/2GH62yJ.