EMS Oversight Board (EOB)



The EMS Oversight Board makes recommendations to Whatcom County and the cities and fire districts of Whatcom County regarding administration, operations, levels of service and EMS budgets. 



Date of Formation

  • December 10, 2013


The EOB meetings on a quarterly basis. Meetings at this time are conducted in a virtual format online. The current schedule is listed below:

March 10, 2021                2:00 - 3:00  1:00 - 2:00 pm

June 9, 2021                    2:00 - 3:00

September 8, 2021          2:00 - 3:00

December 8, 2021           2:00 - 3:00     

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


The majority of appointments are designated, however there are a few citizen representatives appointed jointly by the County Executive and the Bellingham City Mayor.  These joint appointments represent:

    1 Citizen at Large

    1 Financial/Budget Citizen Representative

    1 Medical Community Citizen Representative


Member Association Email Phone
Gene Knutson, Councilmember
Bellingham City Council
Email 360-778-8200
Tyler Byrd, Councilmember
Whatcom County Council
Email 360-778-5021
Hall Walker Finance / Budget Citizen Representative
Email 360-961-1002
RobRoy Graham, Fire Commissioner
County Fire Commission Association
Email 360-592-2416
Scott Korthuis, Lynden Mayor
Small Cities Mayor Association
Email 360-354-1170
Rick Kowsky, Cascade Ambulance
Citizen at Large
Email 360-380-3144
Seth Fleetwood, Mayor
City of Bellingham

Satpal Sidhu, County Executive
Whatcom County
Email 360-778-5200
Robert Rush, Jr., MD, FACS Medical Community Citizen Representative