Special District Vacancies

Applicants must be registered voters in the State of Washington and own land in the district they represent.  Appointments are made by the County Council. Appointees will serve until the next special district election in February 2024. 

Complete an application online or download and submit a completed application to the County Council Office:

Whatcom County Council Office
311 Grand Avenue, Suite 105 
Bellingham, Wa 98225
  

DRAINAGE DISTRICTS

Duties include field review of drainage needs, attending an annual meeting to determine the next year’s work schedule and assessment levy, elect internal officers, and review, discuss, or act on any other official and district business.  (RCW 85.06 and RCW 85.38.170 and .180)

Drainage District #2 
1 vacancy, Commissioner Position 3. Appointed term will expire at the special district general election of February 2024. District boundary is located +/- 4-5 miles north/northeast of Ferndale.  Schneider Ditch is the primary channel, tributary to the Nooksack River.

Drainage Improvement District #15 
1 vacancy, Supervisor Position 1. Appointed term will expire at the special district general election of February 2024. District boundary is located +/- 1-5 miles easterly of Sumas.  Lowland reach of Saar Creek and Arnold (Mud) Slough are the primary channels, tributary to the Canadian reach of the Sumas River/Fraser River.

DIKING DISTRICTS

The Board of Commissioners shall have the exclusive charge of the construction and maintenance of all dikes or dike systems, including stream bank protection, which may be constructed within the district, and shall be the executive officers thereof, with full power to bind the district by their acts in the performance of their duties, as provided by law (RCW 85.05.085).  

Diking District #1
1 vacancy, Supervisor Position 1. Appointed term will expire at the special district general election of February 2024. District boundary encompasses the Lummi River area west of the Nooksack River immediately south/southwest of Ferndale.

Diking District #3
1 vacancy, Commissioner Position 3. Appointed term will expire at the special district general election of February 2024. District boundary is located along the left (southeasterly) bank of the Nooksack River, extending from approximately ¾ mile westerly of the Guide Meridian Road to the south line of Section 9, T 39 N., R 2 E., W.M.