Agricultural Advisory Committee


The Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) provides review and recommendations to the Whatcom County Council on issues that affect agriculture. The AAC also provides a forum for farmers and others interested in enhancing and promoting the long-term viability of Whatcom County agriculture.


The Agricultural Advisory Committee will meet next on 
December 13, 2023

Meetings are held monthly October through May, typically on the second Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm at Planning and Development Services, 5280 Northwest Drive, Bellingham. 

A link for remote attendance can be found in the Agenda

Date Agenda & Minutes Notes
December 13, 2023 TBD TBD
November 15, 2023 Agenda Center Quorum
October 18, 2023 Agenda Center Quorum
March 16, 2022 Agenda Center No quorum
February 9, 2022 Agenda Center Quorum
December 8, 2021 Agenda Center No quorum
October 13, 2021 Agenda Center No quorum



Voting Members

  • Alan Chapman - Whatcom Conservation District Board (Chair)
  • Roger Kubalek - Ag Producer (Vice-Chair)
  • Matthew McDermott - Ag Producer
  • Jagwinder Gill - Ag Producer
  • Barbara Hento - Ag Producer
  • Gurjit Singh - Ag Producer
  • Steve Groen - Ag Producer
  • Elli Harron - Consumer of Ag Products
  • Chantel Welch - Ag Programs
  • VACANT - Ag Producer
  • VACANT - Ag Producer
  • VACANT - Ag Processing
  • VACANT - Whatcom Family Farmers

Non-Voting Ex-Officio Members

  • Chris Benedict - Washington State University Extension
  • Alex Hall - Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Corina Cheever - Whatcom Conservation District Staff
  • VACANT - FFA Youth


This committee shall meet at least four times per year. At every meeting, the committee will schedule an open session to take public comment on agricultural issues. The committee shall elect a chairperson from among its members who shall preside at its meetings.


WCC Chapter 2.34