Marine Resource Committee


  • 5 - 7 p.m.
  • The 1st Thursday of the month
  • Due to the pandemic, meetings are currently held in a virtual format online.


Here are the current members of the Marine Resource Committee.  

  • Glen Alexander
  • Kurt Baumgarten (Ex officio)
  • Richard Beauregard
  • Jim Boyle
  • Elma Burnham
  • Robert Cecile   
  • Jackie Dexter
  • Erika Douglas (Ex officio)
  • Todd Donovan (Council rep)
  • Clare Fogelson (Ex officio)
  • Andrew Gamble
  • Eleanor Hines
  • Kathryn Ketteridge
  • Renee LaCroix (Ex Officio)
  • Elizabeth Lorence
  • Mike MacKay
  • Heather Spore
  • Daniel Sulak
  • Paul Troutman
  • Colin Wahl 



  • 3 members with relevant scientific experience
  • 3 members elected officials - 1 each from the county, Blaine, and Bellingham
  • 3 members with economic interest (provided that commercial fishing is represented)
  • 2 members with recreational interest (provided that sport fishers are represented)
  • 3 members with conservation and environmental interests
  • 2 members who are citizens at large
  • Each recognized tribe shall be offered a seat on the Committee, with the representative to be appointed by the respective tribal authority


Term Limit

  • 2 consecutive full terms

Term Length

  • 4 years


The Marine Resource Committee, guided by sound science and the needs of the Northwest Strait marine ecosystem, and consideration for the citizens of Whatcom County, will address local marine issues and recommend remedial action to local authorities. The committee will build awareness of issues, and gather support for remedies.


Date of Formation

  • May 18, 1999

Additional Information

For further information, questions, or comments, please call the Whatcom County Executive Council's Office at 360-778-5200.