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 - Brendan Brokes, North Sound Region Director

Local Government Caucus (members may designate a representative)

  • City of Bellingham - Seth Fleetwood, Mayor

  • City of Blaine - Bonnie Onyon, Mayor

  • City of Everson - John Perry, Mayor

  • City of Ferndale - Greg Hansen, Mayor

  • City of Lynden - Scott Korthius, Mayor

  • City of Nooksack - Marshall Judy, Mayor

  • City of Sumas - Kyle Christensen, Mayor

  • Public Utility District No. 1 - Atul Deshmane, Commissioner

  • Whatcom County - Satpal Sidhu, Executive

*The Local Government Caucus includes Ag Water Board as an Ex-Officio caucus member.