Jail Stakeholder Workgroup

Purpose


The Jail Stakeholder Workgroup will provide a recommendation to the Council for the financial agreements required for development of a new jail, including the cost of the facility; the funding mechanism; and the allocation and funding of operating expenses between jurisdictions. The Workgroup will advise the County Council and the County Executive on the development of a new jail ballot measure to be put before the voters no later than November 2017.

Members


The Jail Stakeholder Work Group has 16 positions.  

The 16  members include:
 Name  Appointed Position
 Barry Buchanan, Councilmember  Whatcom County Council
Todd Donovan, Councilmember Whatcom County Council
Pinky Vargas, Councilmember  Bellingham City Council
Gene Knutson, Councilmember  Bellingham City Council 
Keith Olson  Small City Council 
Vacant  LIBC 
Vacant  Nooksack Tribal Council 
Jack Louws  County Executive 
Kelli Linville  Bellingham Mayor 
Scott Korthuis, Mayor  Small City Mayor 
Bill Elfo  Sheriff 
Cliff Cook  Bellingham Police Chief
Kelli Carroll  Bellingham Resident 
Harold Cummings  County Resident 
Jack Hovenier  Incarceration Prevention and
Reduction Member 
Mark Holst, Corrections Sergeant  Corrections Officer 
   

Vacancies


The following positions have vacancies:
  • One LIBC representative
  • One Nooksack Tribal Council representative

Term Limit


Terms end when Workgroup is dissolved upon County Council adoption of a jail ballot measure

Term Length


See above


Authority


Additional Information