When vacancies occur on the Greenway Advisory Committee, applicants are
selected from the pool of those with current applications on file with the
Mayor's Office. If you are interested in serving, please review the
The Greenway Advisory Committee shall identify, develop, review, and
recommend selection criteria, general project priorities and specific
actions relating to the expenditure and allocation of Greenway Levy Funds.
The Committee shall work in cooperation with the Parks and Recreation
Department staff per
In its advisory capacity to City Staff, Administration and Council,
the Committee considers recommendations and generates recommendations
- City efforts to secure land and rights for open space, trails, and
- Expenditure of Greenway Levy funds for purchase of property and for
In its work, the Committee operates using the following guidelines and
Meetings are typically held on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 p.m.
to 9:00 p.m. in the Mayor's Board Room at City Hall, 210 Lottie Street.
Members are encouraged to spend additional time on Committee matters
outside meeting hours. See
Meetings and Events
for currently scheduled meetings.
The Committee shall consist of eleven members, appointed by the Mayor
and confirmed by the Council. Such members shall be active in
neighborhoods, urban habitat protection and restoration, use of trails,
environmental education and land conservation. Each member shall be a
citizen of the United States, an elector of the City of Bellingham, a
resident of the State of Washington for at least 3 years and of the City
of Bellingham for at least 2 years prior to appointment to the
committee. Appointments shall be for three-year terms, with a two term
Regular attendance at GAC meetings is very important for timely City
purchase of property and for advising other City decision makers.
Unexcused absence from more than two consecutive GC meetings will result
in termination of a member's appointment. Absence from more than four
meetings for ANY reason in any one year period will also result in
termination of a member's appointment.
Attendance will be excused by calling the Greenway Program Coordinator.
Calls should be made prior to the meeting. The Greenway Program Coordinator
will maintain an attendance sheet for easy reference by all.