Climate Impact Advisory Committee


The Climate Impact Advisory Committee has 11 members:
  • Eric Grossman
  • William Harman
  • David Kershner
  • Tim Miller
  • Gabriel Westergreen
  • Ellyn Murphy
  • Seth Fleetwood
  • Treva Coe
  • Johnathan Yakawich
  • Alex Ramel
  • Sharon Shewmake

Membership Requirements

At least seven members must have previous work or educational experience in subjects including climate change,renewable energy development, energy conservation, energy sector, waste reduction and recycling, farming, food security, land use planning, municipal government and flood mitigation and planning.

Elected officials and staff from the cities within the county are eligible and encouraged to participate as members.


Term Length

    • Three year terms, two-term limit, one year separation required after second term before being eligible to reapply. 


The Whatcom County Climate Impact Advisory Committee provides review and recommendations to the Whatcom County Council and Executive on issues related to the preparation and adaptation for, and the prevention and mitigation of, impacts of climate change.


Additional Information


Climate Planning Documents

Committee Documents

Date Agenda Minutes Supporting Documents
August 1, 2019 Agenda    
July 11, 2019 Agenda   Wind Energy Permitting - Spark Northwest
      Utility-Scale Wind Energy Potential
      PSE Wind Energy Opportunities
May 2, 2019 Agenda    
April 4, 2019 Agenda    
March 7, 2019 Agenda n/a  
February 7, 2019 Agenda Minutes Supporting Documents
January 16, 2019 *SPECIAL* Agenda n/a Forest GHG Overview
January 3, 2019 Agenda Minutes  
December 6, 2018 Agenda Minutes Supporting Documents
November 11, 2018 Agenda Minutes  
October 4, 2018 Agenda Minutes  
Sept 9, 2018 Agenda Minutes  
July 5, 2018 Agenda Minutes  
June 7, 2018 Agenda Minutes  
May 3, 2018 Agenda Minutes  
March 15, 2018 Agenda Minutes