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City seeks members for watershed board, other advisory committees

Posted: February 28, 2012 2:33:49 PM PST

Looking for ways to serve your community? Vacancies exist on several citizen committees that advise the City on important, high-profile topics, including Lake Whatcom watershed protection, community development and housing needs, and more.

Vacancies on City boards, commissions and committees offer Bellingham citizens rich opportunities to serve their community. The advisory groups listed below have vacancies as of Feb. 28, 2012. Some vacancies have additional requirements, such as professional memberships, expertise in particular areas, or residence in certain neighborhoods.

Current vacancies

Arts Commission
Commission Against Domestic Violence
Community Development Advisory Board
Design Review Board
Historic Preservation Commission
Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board
Law and Justice Council
Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission
Museum Foundation Board
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
Planning Commission
Public Development Authority
Public Facilities District
Sister Cities Advisory Board
Tourism Commission

Candidates for these positions must be current residents of the State of Washington, and have been so for at least three years. Unless otherwise specified, candidates must presently live within Bellingham City limits and have done so for at least two years, and be registered voters and a U.S. citizens. Anyone with an interest in serving may pick up an application from the Reception Desk at City Hall, 210 Lottie Street, or print one from the City's website at: http://www.cob.org/government/public/boards-commissions/index.aspx

A comprehensive list of vacancies, purpose of each citizen group, meeting schedules, application processes and more are posted on the Boards and Commissions page of the City website.  For more information, contact the Mayor's office at 778-8100.


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Media Contact:
Torhil Ramsay, Mayor’s Office, 360-778-8100

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