Policies

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Whatcom Council of Governments (WCOG) will ensure that no qualified disabled individual shall, solely on the basis of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any of its programs, services, or activities as provided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). WCOG further ensures that every effort will be made to provide nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities regardless of the funding source.

Complaint Policy

The WCOG Complaint Policy was established to give the public a simple and accessible mechanism with which to provide feedback to WCOG, including complaints, comments, suggestions or concerns.

Discrimination and Harassment Policy

WCOG prohibits unlawful discrimination in the workplace and strictly enforces its discrimination and harassment rules.

Public Participation Plan

WCOG has a Public Participation Plan that provides guidelines for establishing and maintaining optimum public involvement. It is incorporated into the Title VI Plan as Appendix 7.

Privacy Statement

WCOG does not collect, store or disseminate credit card information from registrants to its events.  Payment information is collected on the secure Virtual Merchant site, and Virtual Merchant does not share that information with WCOG.

WCOG also does not disseminate e-mail addresses collected on the website through blogs or other social media outlets.

Registration Policy

Registration for WCOG classes and events can be done by credit card or check prior to the event.  Confirmation of registration will be sent by e-mail within five days of registration.

Refund Policy

Registration payments may be refunded in full up to two weeks prior to the scheduled event.  Please call (360) 676-6974 if you wish to receive a refund for a WCOG event.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Whatcom Council of Governments (WCOG) assures that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259), be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. WCOG further assures that every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether or not those programs and activities are federally funded.

In accordance with all applicable federal regulations, WCOG has adopted a Title VI Plan.

For more information about any of WCOG’s policies, please contact Ron Cubellis, Deputy Executive Director, at (360) 685-8382.