Bellingham International Airport Advisory Committee (BIAAC)


On Tuesday, March 20, 2014, the Port of Bellingham Board of Commission amended the Bellingham International Airport Advisory Committee (BIAAC) Resolution 1320B (PDF).

The Bellingham International Airport has grown dramatically in size, complexity and economic values in the past decade. With over 1.2 million commercial passengers, 4 commercial airlines, a diverse general aviation community, a growing network of aviation-related businesses, and a growing community, the Port of Bellingham Commission has established 2 distinct advisory committees for input about its' airport; an advisory committee to address technical aviation-related topics and an advisory committee to address airport topics related to the community.

The BIAAC will serve as a non-technical advisory committee to the Commission of the Port of Bellingham for the purpose of providing input from the community about the airport. The members of the committee serve to provide the community perspective to the Commission about airport operations, development, community partnerships, services and impacts. Qualified BIAAC representatives must be members of their community, group or an active member of the governing body listed.


  • 5:00 p.m.
  • The second Thursday of every other month
  • Bellingham International Airport General Aviation (GA) Conference Room

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to approval. Committee minutes are available upon approval.
Click here to go to the Agenda Center for BIAAC.

Current Members

Matthew Paskus
Cliffside Community
 VACANT Birchwood Community
Janette Kaiser (Chair)
Columbia Community
Marian Henderson North County Community
Roger Bourm
South County Community
Larry McCarter (Vice-Chair)
County / City Business Interest
R. Perry Eskridge
Bellingham / Whatcom Tourism
Guy Occhiogrosso
Chamber of Commerce
Rafeeka Kloke
Higher Education
Bert Webber
Environmental Interest
VACANT (Filled by Appointment Only)
Lummi Nation
April Barker Bellingham City Council
Satpal Sidhu Whatcom County Council
Brent Goodrich
City of Ferndale Council
 VACANT Bellingham/Whatcom Tourism

Anyone wishing to contact a member of the BIAAC please send your information and who you want to contact to Airport Administration

Application Process

  • All completed hard copy application forms must be submitted to the Director of Aviation at the Airport Administrative Office located at 4255 Mitchell Way Suite 206, Bellingham, WA 98226.
  • The Port of Bellingham is currently accepting applications for qualified members of the BIAAC. Please submit an application online through the Online BIAAC Application or by completing and returning a hard copy of the BIAAC Application (PDF).