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