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East Whatcom Community Council Clean Air Committee (CAC)

Meeting agenda

May 13, 2020

4:30-6:00 pm

East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Road

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.

Chair:  Phil Cloward

Members:  Jerry DeBruin & David Moe, WCFD #14; Aly Robinson, Whatcom County Health Department; Mark Schofield, Opportunity Council; Viktor Vetkov, Slavic Church; Curtis Metz, Jacob Johnson and Gabe Nelson, Whatcom County Fire Marshal; Julie O’Shaughnessy, NWCAA

Agenda items:

  1. Introductions
  2. Approval of February 12, 2020, meeting summary
  3. Open public comment – Please limit comments to 3 minutes per person
  4. Announcements
  5. Woodstove replacement update – Mark Schofield
  6. Biomass committee update – Phil
  7. Outreach activities/ideas
    • Spring chipping event – All
  8. Air quality and complaint update – Julie 


2020 meetings, 4:30 – 6 p.m. – East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Road, Maple Falls,  WA:      

Jan. 8 April 8 July 8 Oct. 14
Feb. 12 May 13 Aug. 12 Nov. 11
March – no meeting June 10 Sept. 9 Dec. 9