Pursuant to RCW 36.93.100, the Whatcom County Boundary Review Board, upon request, reviews and issues determinations concerning boundary changes, including: annexations; specific water or sewer extensions; incorporation; dissolution and disincorporation of jurisdictions and creations; partial mergers, and; consolidations of special purpose districts. Under an interlocal agreement with Whatcom County, the Whatcom Council of Governments provides staff to the Boundary Review Board.
The Boundary Review Board has five members, who serve four-year terms with no term limit, and are appointed as follows:
- Two members independently selected by the Governor
- One member from the nominees of the individual mayor of the cities and towns within Whatcom County
- One member from the nominees by the Executive, confirmed by the County Council
- One member selected by the Boundary Review Board from nominees of special purpose districts lying wholly or partly within Whatcom County.
The Boundary Review Board meets as needed, but at least twice every year. Meetings are held at the Whatcom Council of Governments, 314 East Champion Street in Bellingham.
|Bill Bliss, Chair||County||1/31/2027|
|Vacant||Special Purpose Districts||2/28/2027|
Ron Cubellis, Acting Chief Clerk
Royce Buckingham, Counsel