Business and Commerce Advisory Committee


The committee will advise the Whatcom County Council on issues, including regulations and policies that could impact local businesses, industry, or economic development. The committee will report directly to the County Council as necessary to carry out the following functions:  Review and provide recommendations on comprehensive plans, regulations, economic development efforts and on proposals which directly impact business and economic conditions in Whatcom County.  Assist the county and provide recommendations on efforts to improve business conditions, environment and infrastructure.  Assist and develop recommendations for comprehensive economic development efforts of Associate Development Organizations (ADO) and other issues impacting business in Whatom County. Develop recommendations and strategies for ensuring the county applies a client-focused approach to support businesses with regulations, permitting, and planning. 

October 23, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:30 - Port of Bellingham Offices
January 8, 2019 from 12:00 - 1:30  - Port of Bellingham Offices 


The Business and Commerce Advisory Committee has 18 positions. 

Internet technology - Bob Pritchett
Manufacturing - Drew Zogby
Food processing - Douglas Thomas
Recreation -  Clark Campbell
Retail - Casey Diggs
Marine Trades - Paul Burrill
Commercial real estate - Pete Dawson
Agriculture - Brad Rader
Energy Industry - Andrew Gamble
Other For Profit - Ryan Allsop
Other For Profit - Troy Muljat

Non-Voting members:
Higher Education - Susan Cole
Higher Education - Jeffrey Callender
Designated Whatcom County Council - Satpal Sidhu
Designated Whatcom County Executive or designee
Designated Bellingham Mayor or Designee
Port of Bellingham Executire Director - Don Goldberg 360-676-2500
One representative from the small cities, designated by the Small Cities Caucus - Michael Jones