Lummi Island Ferry Advisory Committee

Upcoming Meetings and Events
Meetings are generally held the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., at the Fire Hall, 3809 Legoe Bay Road, Lummi Island.  See Committee agendas for more information.

Proposed Resolution with LIFAC Level of Service (LOS) Action Plan Recommendations
Lummi Island Ferry System Level of Service Alternatives Analysis Final Report

KPFF Consulting Engineers, July 5, 2018

2018 Consulting Document Drafts

Please note these are DRAFT documents and are subject to change until public comments close on Monday, 6/25/18. Revised versions will be updated as they are prepared.  These are large documents that may take some time to download.
Be Involved
Read LIFAC's Communication Plan to find out how to participate and stay informed about the group's meetings and activities.

To contact all LIFAC members via email, please send your message to:
(Note: All emails and attachments sent to and from the Lummi Island Ferry Advisory Committee are public records and may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Act, RCW 42.56.)

To receive announcements of meetings, agendas, etc. please subscribe to the LIFAC Announcements email list by sending a blank email message to:

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Fact Sheets, Resolutions, Research, Findings and Recommendations


The Lummi Island Ferry Advisory Committee (LIFAC) has 7 members:
  • Judy Olsen
  • Charles Bailey
  • Patricia Dunn
  • James Dickinson
  • Rhayma Blake
  • Crispin Colburn


At least 4 and no more than 5 members are Lummi Island residents or property owners.


Term Limit

  • 2 full consecutive terms
    • 1 year separation from the advisory committee required before applying again

Term Length

  • 3 years
    • 1 year separation required after 2 terms


The Committee 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. The Committee also provides a forum for those who depend upon Lummi Island ferry service to voice their ideas and concerns about the ferry service.


The duties of the LIFAC include advising the County Council or the Executive on the following functions:
  1. Review and provide recommendations on proposed changes to ferry operations and fares
  2. Review at least annually ferry revenue and expenditures, ferry fund balance, and actual versus targeted fare return
  3. Assist the county in collecting information from ferry riders on actual and desired ferry services, concerns, and ideas for improved service
  4. Analyze and develop recommendations to continue and improve the cost effective operation of ferry service to Lummi Island
  5. Research, review, and make recommendations regarding ferry replacement, long-term planning, parking, transportation to and from ferry docks, alternative docking locations, alternative funding sources, and other major capital and operational issues regarding ferry service to Lummi Island


  • Whatcom County Code 2.145
  • Whatcom County Ordinance 2012-005