Business and Commerce Advisory Committee

Purpose


The committee will advise the Whatcom County Council on issues, including regulations and policies that could impact local businesses, industry, or economic development. The committee will report directly to the County Council as necessary to carry out the following functions:  Review and provide recommendations on comprehensive plans, regulations, economic development efforts and on proposals which directly impact business and economic conditions in Whatcom County.  Assist the county and provide recommendations on efforts to improve business conditions, environment and infrastructure.  Assist and develop recommendations for comprehensive economic development efforts of Associate Development Organizations (ADO) and other issues impacting business in Whatom County. Develop recommendations and strategies for ensuring the county applies a client-focused approach to support businesses with regulations, permitting, and planning. 



MEETING INFORMATION
November 27, 2018 Noon - 1:30 p.m. Bellingham Cold Storage 2825 Roeder Ave., Bellingham, WA  
January 22, 2019 Noon - 1:30 p.m. Faith Life 204 W. Holly Street. Bellingham, WA 
February 26, 2019 Noon - 1:30 p.m. Muljat Group Real Estate 501 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA
March 26, 2019 Noon - 1:30 p.m. Port of Bellingham 1801 Roeder Ave. Bellingham, WA 
April 23, 2019 Noon - 1:30 p.m. Alpha Technology 3767 Alpha Way, Bellingham, WA
May 28, 2019 Noon - 1:30 p.m. Port of Bellingham 1801 Roeder Ave. Bellingham, WA


For Agendas and Minutes see:
https://www.portofbellingham.com/870/Whatcom-County-Business-and-Commerce-Com

Members


The Business and Commerce Advisory Committee has 18 positions. 

Internet technology - Bob Pritchett - Chair
Recreation - Clark Campbell - Vice-Chair
Manufacturing - Drew Zogby
Food processing - Douglas Thomas
Retail - Casey Diggs
Marine Trades - Paul Burrill
Commercial real estate - Pete Dawson
Agriculture - Brad Rader
Energy Industry - Andrew Gamble
Other For Profit - Ryan Allsop
Other For Profit - Troy Muljat

Non-Voting members:
Higher Education - Susan Cole
Higher Education - Jeffrey Callender
Designated Whatcom County Council -Carol Frazey
Designated Whatcom County Executive or designee
Designated Bellingham Mayor or Designee
Port of Bellingham Executive Director or Designee - Don Goldberg 
One representative from the small cities, designated by the Small Cities Caucus - Michael Jones 

Vacancies

Authority


Additional Information
https://www.portofbellingham.com/870/Whatcom-County-Business-and-Commerce-Com