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Boundary Review Board


For an appointment, please contact:
Chris Connor
360 416-1156
Office hours: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
700 S. 2nd Street, Rm. 100
Mount Vernon, WA  98273

Regular Board meetings occur on the second Wednesday of the month at 3:00 P.M. in its office conference room or in another public location.

The board does not meet every month.

Name Appointment Expiration
Art Shotwell Governor 1/31/2025
Quinn Hanks Commissioners 6/30/2025
Quinn Hanks Cities and Towns 1/31/2025


Boundary Review Board

The Washington State Boundary Review Board for Skagit County was established in accordance with state statutes to provide local independent review of certain actions proposed by cities, towns and special purpose districts. The actions that most commonly come before the Board are annexations. The Washington State Legislature has specifically defined the purpose, authority, makeup, terms, fees and procedures of Boundary Review Boards. This legislation and amendments that have occurred over the years are contained in Chapter 36.93, Revised Code of Washington (RCW).

The Board consists of five members, all from Skagit County, appointed by elected officials of the cities, special purpose districts, the county (one member each) and the Governor (two members). Terms are four years. Although the county is mandated by state statute to fund the Board, the Board and its staff function independently, and do not represent county interests to the exclusion of the interests of other parties involved in the process.

The Boundary Review Board offers affected jurisdictions and citizens the only independent review of proposed boundary changes. It’s jurisdiction is invoked only when there is a dispute regarding a proposed action. It’s decisions are based on specific statutory objectives and consistency with the Growth Management Act, and its written hearing decisions reflect those statutory requirements.

For meeting schedules or additional information please visit the hearings and agendas page, or call the Board office at