County Appeals Board


  • Brenan Filippini (Alternate)
  • Tony Freeland
  • Bill Hewitt
  • Scott Van Dalen
  • Gerald Veltkamp (Alternate)
  • Kim Yuska


  • 5 regular members with 2 alternates
    • 1 lay member
    • 1 fire prevention member
    • 3 members from the building, structural engineering, architectural, plumbing, mechanical, or other construction trade


Term Limit

  • 2 consecutive full terms

Term Length

  • 3 years


The County Appeals Board receives and rules on appeals from administrative decisions concerning the following codes and ordinances:
  • The Barrier Free and related codes adopted by Whatcom County and a required by Washington State
  • The Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings
  • The International Building Codes, including:
    • The IBC
    • The IFC (fire)
    • The IMC (mechanical)
    • The IRC (residential)
  • The Uniform Plumbing Code
  • The Washington State Energy Code


Date of Formation

  • February 7, 1985