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 2022. 

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)

Consolidated Drainage Improvement District #1 
1 vacancy, Supervisor Position 3. Appointed term will expire at the special district general election of February 2022. District boundary generally encompasses the Lummi River area west of the Nooksack River immediately south/southwest of Ferndale. 

Drainage District #2 
1 vacancy, Commissioner Position 3. Appointed term will expire at the special district general election of February 2022. District boundary generally encompasses the lowland area drained by Schneider Ditch upstream of Keefe Lake near Harksell Road, North Enterprise Road, Woodland Road, and Willeys Lake Road. 

Drainage District #3 
1 vacancy, Commissioner Position 3. Appointed term will expire at the special district general election of February 2022. District boundary generally encompasses the Four Mile Creek/Green Lake area, including tributary drainage to Green Lake along the Central Road and Noon Road.  

Drainage Improvement District #6 
1 vacancy, Supervisor Position 3. Appointed term will expire at the special district general election of February 2022. District boundary is generally located midway between Lynden and Ferndale and bounded and/or transected by portions of W. Pole, Old Guide, King Tut, Aldrich, and Woodlyn Roads.  Unnamed tributary ditch to Cougar Creek/Nooksack River is the primary channel.

Drainage Improvement District #7 
1 vacancy, Supervisor Position 3. Appointed term will expire at the special district general election of February 2018. District boundary is generally located in the Custer area northerly of Ferndale.  Unnamed tributary ditches to and the upstream reaches of California Creek, tributary to Drayton Harbor, are the primary channels.

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 #3 
1 vacancy, Commissioner Position 3. Appointed term will expire at the special district general election of February 2022. District boundary generally encompasses the area east/southeast of the City of Lynden, north of the Nooksack River, and includes Kamm Ditch and Morman Ditch drainage areas.