WRIA 1 Watershed Management Board

The WRIA 1 Watershed Management Board is structured as two caucuses: Salmon Co-Manager Caucus and Local Government Caucus*. A Management Team and Staff Teams support the WRIA 1 Watershed Management Board functions outlined in the December 2016 Interlocal Agreement. Entities represented at each level of the structure are shown in the organizational structure. (Organizational Structure)

Salmon Co-Manager Caucus (members may designate a representative)

  • Lummi Nation - Merle Jefferson, Executive Director Lummi Nation Natural Resources
  • Nooksack Indian Tribe - Ross Cline, Tribal Chairman
  • Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife - Amy Windrope, District Manager

Local Government Caucus (members may designate a representative)

  • City of Bellingham - Kelli Linville, Mayor
  • City of Blaine - Bonnie Onyon, Mayor
  • City of Everson - John Perry, Mayor
  • City of Ferndale - Jon Mutchler, Mayor
  • City of Lynden - Scott Korthius, Mayor
  • City of Nooksack - Jim Ackerman, Mayor
  • City of Sumas - Kyle Christensen, Mayor
  • Public Utility District No. 1 - Atul Deshmane, Commissioner
  • Whatcom County - Jack Louws, Executive
*The Local Government Caucus includes Ag Water Board as an Ex-Officio caucus member.