In 1978, voters elected to approve a home rule charter to govern Whatcom County.
The committee considers and decides appeals of address numbering, road name assignments and corrections among many other things. Council appointed.
The Agricultural Advisory Committee provides review and recommendations to the Whatcom County Council on issues that affect agriculture. Executive appointed.
The committee meets periodically to provide guidance to the County regarding making its facilities and programs accessible to those with disabilities. Executive appointed.
The Board shall shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Whatcom County Health Department, advising on general priorities for behavioral health programs, including substance abuse and mental health services. Executive appointed.
The Bicycle / Pedestrian Advisory Committee's purpose is to assist the county in the planning, funding, development and implementation of facilities and programs that will result in the increased safety and use of bicycle and pedestrian travel as a significant and beneficial mode of transportation and recreation.
The Advisory Committee advises the County Council on the proposed actions and operations relating to the restoration of water quality in Birch Bay. Council appointed.
The Committee will represent the residents of the subzone and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding the implementation of the Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resource Management (BBWARM) District stormwater program. Council appointed.
The Board of Equalization hears property tax appeals and complaints regarding the Assessor´s property value determination. Council appointed.
The Board makes decisions concerning boundary changes, including annexation, specific water sewer extensions, incorporations, dissolutions and disincorporations of jurisdictions and creations, partial mergers and consolidations of special purpose districts. Executive appointed.
The Commission develops and implements a coordinated comprehensive domestic violence plan that is monitored, evaluated and updated on a regular basis. Executive appointed.
The Commission creates and administers the rules and regulations for personnel administration in the County Sheriff´s office. Executive appointed.
The County Appeals Board receives and rules on appeals from administrative decisions concerning specific codes and ordinances. Executive appointed.
The purpose of the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is to advise staff, the Planning Commission, and the County Council on potential policy or code amendments. Executive appointed.
The purpose of the Critical Areas Technical Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the CAC, Planning Commission, and Council based on science, among other things.