Surface Mining Advisory Committee

Meetings

The committee is currently on hiatus and future meetings will be scheduled as needed.

Members

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The Surface Mining Advisory Committee has 11 members:
  • Scott Hulse, Civil or Geo-technical Enginneer with no financial business ties to the industry
  • Kyle Strengholt, Surface Mining Material User
  • Lynni Bennett, Geologist
  • Leslie Dempsey, Citizen who lives in close proximity to active mining or mineral overlay area
  • Brad Davis, Member of the surface mining industry
  • Steve Cowden, Member of the surface mining industry
  • Christopher Secrist, Forestry
  • Leaf Schumann, Potable domestic groundwater supply
  • Vacant, Ecologist
  • Dan McShane, Environmental Consultant
  • George Boggs, Conservation District

Vacancies

See the Vacancies List

Term Limit 

  • 2 full terms
    • 1 year separation required before commencing another 2 full terms

Term Length

  • 4 years

Specifications


The Surface Mining Advisory Committee has 15 positions filled by the following:
  • Citizen who lives in close proximity to active mining or mineral overlay areas
  • Civil or Geo-technical engineer with no direct or indirect financial business ties to the industry
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Geologist
  • Members of the surface mining industry (2 positions)
  • Representative of potable groundwater supply (preferably a public water system representative or private well owner),
  • Representative of the Conservation District
  • Someone with experience in and/or knowledge of forestry

Purpose


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. The Committee will address the action items of the mineral resource element of the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan.

Authority


  • Whatcom County Code 2.120