Whatcom County Executive candidates Satpal Sidhu and Tony Larson face off in the second of two election forums held by Bellingham City Club on September 25 at Northwest Hall Event Center, 3240 Northwest Ave, Bellingham. The program starts after a lunch buffet which offers conversation and networking. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets and on our website at bellinghamcityclub.org.
Candidates will have the opportunity to give an opening statement, respond to questions from our moderator as well as questions from City Club members.
The Executive provides for an accountable and responsive county government by ensuring efficient, effective and economical administration in accordance with the County Charter, the Washington State Constitution and other applicable federal, state and local laws, as well as county policy.
The County Executive is elected to a non-partisan, 4-year term with a salary of $172,402 annually. The powers of the Executive are set out in the Whatcom County Charter, Article 3. The Executive Branch:
appoints members to boards and commissions.
enforces all ordinances and state statutes within the county
estimates quarterly and annual revenues;
recommends annual budget to County Council;
monitors expenses to assure budget compliance.
represents Whatcom County at local, regional, state and federal levels.
responds to citizen concerns, complaints and requests.
supervises all administrative offices and executive departments.
administers the Economic Development Investment Program.
The public is welcome to attend this event, but only members are allowed to ask the candidates questions. Becoming a member is encouraged.
Northwood Hall (View)
3240 Northwest Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
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