The North Sound Behavioral Health Administration is a Regional Support Network for Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties. Executive appointed.
The Northwest Senior Services Board serves as advisors to the Area Agency on Aging in order to develop and enhance a comprehensive service delivery system which meets the physical, social, and psychological needs of older people. Executive appointed.
The Open Space Advisory Committee represents the active farming community within the county to serve in an advisory capacity to the County Assessor. Council appointed.
The Parks and Recreation Commission shall advise the Parks and Recreation Director on parks, recreation, and senior services issues. Executive appointed.
The Planning Commission shall assist the Planning and Development Services Department in carrying out its duties. Council appointed.
The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee was created to provide advice and recommendations to the County Executive and the County Council regarding needs and issues specific to the Point Roberts community. Executive appointed.
The Portage Bay Shellfish Protection District Advisory advises the County Council on the proposed actions and operations relating to the restoration of water quality in the Portage Bay watershed. Council appointed.
The Public Defense Advisory Committee shall advise the County Executive and County Council on matters regarding the defense of the indigent, and shall submit its observations of the public defender system to the Executive and the County Council not less than annually. Executive appointed.
The Public Health Advisory Board shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Health Department on all issues related to the County Health Department and its programs. Executive appointed.
The Purchase of Development Rights Oversight Committee's role is to advise the Council in the selection of eligible lands offered for PDR acquisition. Executive appointed.
The purpose of the Salary Commission is to fix the salaries of the county council, executive, assessor, auditor, prosecuting attorney, sheriff, and treasurer in accordance with the county code, county charter and state law. Executive appointed.
The Solid Waste Advisory Committee provides public input and advice to Whatcom County on solid waste management issues. Council appointed.
The Surface Mining Advisory Committee advises the Whatcom County Planning and Development Services Department and the Whatcom County Council on implementing a surface mining regulatory program consistent with the Comprehensive Plan. Council appointed.
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The Veteran's Advisory Board was created pursuant to Revised Code of Washington 73.08.035 to advise the County Council on the needs of local indigent veterans. Executive 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 Whatcom County Library System shall adopt rules and regulation for the government of the rural library district. Executive appointed.
The Whatcom County Noxious Weed Control Board promotes education of the public concerning management of listed noxious weeds such as tansy ragwort, knapweed, purple loosestrife, knotweed and their impacts on natural resources. Council appointed.
The Wildlife Advisory Committee advise the Whatcom County Planning and Development Services Department staff and the Whatcom County Council on the value of wildlife and habitat management issues as they relate to the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan, with the goal of integrating wildlife management and protection into the community planning process.