Water Woes IV

July 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Silver Reef Casino
4876 Haxton Way
Ferndale, WA 98248

Water_Forum_2014-07-10Date:    Thursday, July 10 2014

Time:    7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Place:   Silver Reef Hotel/Casino; West Theater Room, Event Center

 Directions: Go south (left) on Haxton Way from Slater Rd. 0.2 miles, past the entire casino complex, to parking lot ingress on south side, turn left into parking lot, park, go to large new stairway entrance, note large sign on building, look for signs for forum.

 Focus:  What are the major issues with water supplies and uses in Whatcom County?

What would a comprehensive and reasonable solution look like?

 Format:  Each speaker will have ten minutes for their remarks. The sponsor will submit three to four identical questions to each speaker at least ten days in advance, to be responded to in their remarks.  At about 8.00 pm, there will be a moderated Q & A session with the audience. Questions will be limited to one minute per person; answers to three minutes per speaker.

 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Tim Ballew II*, Chairman, Lummi Indian Business Council

 Overview, Introductions by Moderator:  Jack Louws*, Whatcom County Executive

 Speaker List (* confirmed):          

City of Bellingham: Mayor Kelli Linville**                                                        

            Ag District Coalition: _________________

            Rural Water Systems: Dave Olson*, Contract Manager

            Tribal spokesperson: Randy Kinley*, Lummi Nation

            Non-Government Water Systems Caucus, WRIA 1: ________________

 Closing speaker:  Tom Loranger*, Manager, Department of Ecology Water Resources Program

** Mayor Linville has to leave on completing her remarks, due to a prior commitment.

This is the final forum in the current series. Rome Grange and the cosponsors may do one or two follow-up sessions in the fall.

Links to Livestream video:  http:www.ustream.tv/channel/whatcomworks

After the meeting, it will be posted, along with the videos of the first three forums, at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2cYFvEhwSw

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