The Surface Mining Advisory Committee advises the Whatcom County Planning and Development Services Department and the Whatcom County Council on implementing a surface mining regulatory program consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.
Generally, the committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month, from 3-5 p.m. at the Planning and Development Services Department offices at 5280 Northwest Drive.
Meetings are open to the public. Community members who attend may provide public comment on issues related to surface mining in Whatcom County.
The Surface Mining Advisory Committee has 11 County Council-appointed members:
Harvill Freeland, Civil or Geo-technical Engineer with no financial business ties to the industry
Brad Davis, Surface Mining Material User
Christopher Secrist, Geologist
Leslie Dempsey, Citizen who lives in close proximity to active mining or mineral overlay area
Brent Cowden, Member of the surface mining industry
Ryan Devries, Member of the surface mining industry