Natural Resource Lands
Farmland Legacy, Forest Advisory Board, Agricultural Advisory Board
"Honoring our past, sustaining our future, where Skagit farms are the pride of the community."
1800 Continental Place
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 416-1338 office
August 9, 2017 at 7 pm at 1800 Continental Place.
The AAB shall make recommendations to the County Commissioners and the County Administrator on agricultural plans, policies, and programs concerning: a) existing and proposed legislation and regulations affecting agriculture; b) land uses as they impact agriculture; c) ways to maintain, enhance, and promote agriculture and agricultural products in the region; and d) any other agricultural issues as requested by the County Commissioners and/or consistent with the County's Comprehensive Plan.
Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month and are located at 1800 Continental Place from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. during summer months (June-September) and 6:00- 8:00 p.m. during winter months (October- May) unless posted otherwise. The public is always welcome.
|Nels Lagerlund (Chair)||firstname.lastname@example.org||District 1 appointment|
|Sloan Johnsonemail@example.com||District 1 appointment|
|Kraig Knutzen||Kraig@knutzenfarms.com||District 1 appointment|
|Barbara Cleavefirstname.lastname@example.org||District 1 appointment|
|Steve Bertelsenemail@example.com||District 2 appointment|
|Scott Hanseth||SHanseth@Washingtontractor.com||District 2 appointment|
|Michael Hughes (Vice Chair)||firstname.lastname@example.org||District 2 appointment|
|Greg Lee||Kimlee70@netzero.net||District 2 appointment|
|Terry Sappemail@example.com||District 3 appointment|
||firstname.lastname@example.org||District 3 appointment|
|Tim Van Hofwegen||Tim.email@example.com||District 3 appointment|
|Steve Omdalfirstname.lastname@example.org||District 3 appointment|
The Agriculture Advisory
Board (AAB) is comprised of a 12 member County Commissioner appointed
board as set forth in Resolution 820020134.
The members serve a three year term that can be reappointed and the terms are staggered to ensure a consistency on the committee. Each Commissioner has four appointments
Current subcommittees are working on the following issues:
1. Flooding as it affects ag lands
2. Drainage and Irrigation
3. Critical Areas Ordinance and Agriculture related buffers
4. Ag land conversions
5. Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code updates
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