The Board shall advise the Mayor and City Council regarding Public Works
development standards and policies relating to public and private
The Board may provide input into the development of Capital Improvement
Plans and advise on City plans for street, water, sewer and stormwater
management. The Board may be requested by the Mayor or Council to review
capital construction projects and advise concerning the Public Works
Department consultant qualification and selection process. The Board may
provide assistance and recommendation on technical matters relating to
Public Works decisions and issues involving City of Bellingham development
standards or construction practices.
Meetings are typically held quarterly, the second Tuesday of January, April, July, and October, at 3:30
p.m. in the Mayor's Board Room at City Hall. Additional sub-committee
meetings may be scheduled as needed. See
Meetings and Events for
currently scheduled meetings.
The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor with the
confirmation of City Council. The initial term of four of the Board's
initial members shall be for two years, and the term of the three other
initial members shall be four years. Subsequent terms of all members shall
be for four years. Initial members serving for two years may be reappointed
by the Mayor. Six members shall be selected from the following professions:
Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Architecture, Land Surveying,
General Contracting, and Home Building. In addition, one at-large member who
has working knowledge of public works, design, building and construction
shall be selected.
All members must have also lived in Bellingham for at least two years.