Ethics Commission


The purpose of the Whatcom County ethics commission is to receive complaints of ethics violations and otherwise administer the code of ethics as provided in the Whatcom County Code.


  • Once annually in February or March
  • Meetings take place in the Executive Conference Room, County Courthouse
  • The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 2/21/23 at 3:30 pm


The Ethics Commission has 5 members:

  • Sam Crawford
  • Gary Jensen
  • Todd Lagestee
  • Riley Sweeney
  • Eli Wainman

Term Limit  

  • 2 consecutive full terms

Term Length


  • 4 years


Date of Formation

  • September 15, 1998