Child and Family Well-Being Task Force

Purpose


The Task Force will continually review Whatcom governmental impacts on children and families, and make specific recommendations for improvements for all departments. The Task Force will consider input from diverse families throughout Whatcom County and evidence-based and promising practices and report on and make recommendations to County Council, Executive, and other appropriate officials regarding implementation of recommendations in the Whatcom Working Toward Well-being: An Action Plan for County Government (Action Plan) as adopted on February 4, 2020.

Meetings


  • Meeting schedule to be determined
  • Meetings are open to the public. 

Members


The committee has 30 members.

Fifteen of the 30 total members are permanent members appointed by their designated agency:
  • Three representatives from families selected by Generations Forward Family Council
  • One representative from Whatcom Early Learning Alliance
  • One representative from Whatcom Taking Action for Children/Youth with Special Health Needs
  • One representative from School Superintendents (selected by Superintendents)
  • One representative from Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF)
  • One representative from the Whatcom County Health Department (selected by Health Director)
  • One representative from Public Health Advisory Board (selected by PHAB)
  • One member of the Whatcom County Council/Health Board
  • Whatcom County Executive or alternate
  • One representative from City of Bellingham
  • One representative from small cities (selected by the Small Cities Partnership)
  • One representative from Lummi Nation (selected by Lummi Nation)
  • One representative from Nooksack Tribe (selected by Nooksack Tribe)
Fifteen of the 30 members are appointed by the County Council, and must represent at least one of the following experiences: community members from under-represented communities; community action agency, non-profit housing organization or social service agency; faith community; private school, home school, higher education or child care provider; medical and behavioral health care provider serving young children and families; community members with experience caring for children such as parent, foster parent, grandparent, or guardian; private business, corporation, or philanthropic organization.

Those members are:
  • The Whatcom County Council is seeking applicants for these 15 positions.  Interested applicants may visit the Vacancy List for more information (see link below)

Vacancies

Term Information

  • 4-year terms, 2 term limit, one year separation required

Authority


Additional Information