Whatcom County serves approximately 180,000 residents under its Home Rule Charter, adopted
in 1978. The County has a legislative branch, composed of a seven-member County Council,
and an executive branch, composed of an elected County Executive, Assessor, Auditor,
Treasurer, Prosecuting Attorney and Sheriff. The County provides an array of services including
health and human services, cooperative extension, Medical Examiner, parks and recreation,
planning and development services, District Court, District Court probation, Superior Court,
Juvenile Court (probation and detention), Law Library, Auditor’s Office (licensing and recording),
Assessor’s Office, Hearing Examiner’s Office, jail, Sheriff (emergency management and patrol),
Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (criminal and civil), Public Defender, Treasurer’s Office and Public
Works (engineering, equipment rental, ferry and maintenances and operations).
The County operated on a General Fund budget of $74.2 million in fiscal year 2006 and has
approximately 800 employees.
The above information is from the State Auditors (Audit Report Search) webpage
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Here's a link to the Whatcom County webpage. http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/
Here's page 1 of the Whatcom County employees and salaries list I received on 8/17/2002
Here's the freedom of information request letter I sent to Whatcom County.
Here's the response e-mail I got from Whatcom County.
From: Shirley Forslof
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 2:11 PM
Subject: Reguest for names and salaries of employees of Whatcom County
Dear Mr. Bloom:
I am forwarding your letter requesting the names and salaries of the employees of Whatcom County to Karen Goens, Whatcom County Human Resources Manager.
The address of Whatcom County Human Resources is
311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107
Bellingham, WA 98225
The phone number is 1-360-676-6802.
Here's the freedom of information response letter I got from Whatcom County.
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In Nov 2002, the Wa St Court of Appeals, ruled that government employees names cannot be kept secret.