Marine Resource Committee


  • 6 - 8 p.m.
  • The 1st Thursday of the month
  • Meetings are held at the Whatcom County Garden Level Conference Room of the Civic Center Annex at 322 N. Commercial Street, Bellingham unless otherwise noted. The public is always welcome.


Here are the current members of the Marine Resource Committee.  For more details, see members (PDF)
  • Sue Blake (Ex officio)
  • Jeremy Brown
  • Christopher Brown
  • Atina Casas
  • Laurie Caskey-Schreiber
  • Robert Cecile  
  • Alan Chapman 
  • Erika Douglas (Ex officio)
  • Clare Fogelsong (Ex officio)
  • Pete Granger
  • Paul Greenough
  • Jim Hansen
  • Eleanor Hines
  • Mike Hogan (Ex Officio) 
  • Elizabeth Kilanowski
  • Renee LaCroix (Ex Officio)
  • Robert Seaman
  • Petur Sim 
  • Doug Stark
  • Carl Weimer
  • Christine Woodward


  • 3 members with relevant scientific experience
  • 3 members elected officials - 1 each from the county, Blaine, and Bellingham
  • 3 members with economic interest (provided that commercial fishing is represented)
  • 2 members with recreational interest (provided that sport fishers are represented)
  • 3 members with conservation and environmental interests
  • 2 members who are citizens at large
  • Each recognized tribe shall be offered a seat on the Committee, with the representative to be appointed by the respective tribal authority
Term Limit
  • 2 consecutive full terms
Term Length
  • 4 years
The Marine Resource Committee, guided by sound science and the needs of the Northwest Strait marine ecosystem, and consideration for the citizens of Whatcom County, will address local marine issues and recommend remedial action to local authorities. The committee will build awareness of issues, and gather support for remedies.

Date of Formation
  • May 18, 1999
Additional Information
For further information, questions, or comments, please call the Whatcom County Executive Council's Office at 360-778-5200.