The structure of the Lake Whatcom Management Program includes legislative bodies, a management team, an interjurisdictional coordinating team, agency staff, and advisory committees. The section describes each level of the management structure and the function each serves.
The Legislative Bodies
The legislative bodies from the three jurisdictions provide policy guidance and direction for the Lake Whatcom Management Program. These legislative bodies are the Bellingham City Council, Whatcom County Council, and Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District Board of Commissioners. Two Joint Council/Commission meetings are held each year for the Lake Whatcom Management Program.
Lake Whatcom Management Committee (LWMC)
The Lake Whatcom Management Committee is the City of Bellingham Mayor, Whatcom County Executive, and Water District 10 General Manager. This team is responsible for implementing the policy guidance and direction provided by the legislative bodies.
Interjurisdictional Coordinating Team (ICT)
The Interjurisdictional Coordinating Team (ICT) was created in 2000 to help coordinate activities and programs between the three jurisdictions. Consisting of staff from each of the three jurisdictions, this team meets on a regular basis to review the progress of tasks identified for the Lake Whatcom Management Program.