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East Whatcom Community Council Clean Air Committee (CAC)

Meeting agenda

October 11, 2023

4:30-6:00 pm

VIA VIDEO CONFERENCEPlease email [email protected] for details.

CAC Charge:  The charge of the East Whatcom Community Council Clean Air Committee is to work jointly with the Northwest Clean Air Agency to develop a comprehensive, community-based, long-range plan designed to improve the air quality in the East Whatcom County Region.

Committee Guidelines:

  1. Listen to understand, not to respond; seek clarity.
  2. Voice opinions and questions openly in the meeting and not after; speak for yourself; everyone’s opinion is valuable and worthy of attention.
  3. Conflict over a topic is healthy; take nothing personally; engage in debate.
  4. Do not expect consensus or certainty.
  5. Explain why you don’t agree with a proposal, but when a decision is made, buy in.
  6. If people look like they have something to say, encourage them to speak.

Co-Chairs: Rebecca Cayen, Carl McDaniel

Members: Jerry DeBruin & David Moe – WCFD #14; Aly Robinson – Whatcom County Health Department; Mark Schofield – Opportunity Council; Curtis Metz, Jacob Johnson, Gabe Nelson – Whatcom County Fire Marshal; Viktor Vetkov – Slavic Church; Dean Zender & David Camp – Wood Bank; Seth Preston – NW Clean Air Agency

Agenda items:

  1. Introductions
  2. Approval of August 9, 2023, meeting summary
  3. Open public comment – Please limit comments to 3 minutes per person
  4. Announcements
  5. Woodstove replacement update – Mark S
  6. Wood Bank update – Dean/David
  7. Possible outreach opportunities – All
    • Possibilities for fall/winter? – All
  8. NWCAA update – Seth
    • Air quality complaints & monitoring data
    • Grant application status

2023 meetings:      

Jan. 11 – via Zoom April – no meeting July – no meeting October 11 – via Zoom
Feb. – no meeting May 10 – via Zoom August 9 – via Zoom November 8 – via Zoom
March 8 – via Zoom June 14 – via Zoom September – no meeting December – no meeting