Developmental Disabilities Board


  • 4:30 - 6 p.m.
  • The 4th Monday of every other month
  • St. Luke's Health Education Center
    3333 Squalicum Parkway
    Bellingham, WA 98225
This meeting is open to the public and is an opportunity for the community to receive up-to-dated information, and to provide public comment on issues related to developmental disabilities and the services provided by Whatcom County Development Disabilities program.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meeting. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


The Developmental Disabilities Board has 9 members: 

Todd Donovan             - County Council member
Kathleen Harrigan       - Educator
Jeffrey Hart                  - Higher Education
Ken Larson                  - Community member
Barry MacHale             - Community member
Aaron Perzigian           - Higher Education
Megen Porter               - Parent/Community Member
Russ Sapienza             - Advocate
Arrissia Owen Turner    - Advocate


Members shall include but not be limited to representatives of public, private, or voluntary agencies, representatives of local governmental units, and citizens knowledgeable about developmental disabilities or interested in services to persons with developmental disabilities in the community.


Term Limit

  • 2 consecutive full terms

Term Length

  • 3 years


The Developmental Disabilities Board shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Department of Developmental Disabilities Services. The Board plans services for developmentally disabled people and coordinates those services.