Airport Advisory Committees

Background

The Bellingham International Airport has grown dramatically in size, complexity and economic values in the past decade. The Port of Bellingham Commission has established two 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.

Technical Advisory Committee (TAAC)

The TAAC will serve as a technical advisory committee to the Director of Aviation and to the Port Commission about the technical aspects of airport operations, planning and development. This committee will provide technical expertise on specific topics as requested by the Director of Aviation and/or the Port Commission. TAAC members will be asked to draw upon their aviation knowledge and experience. Members of the TAAC will have aviation-related technical knowledge and experience and will represent a diversity of aviation professions, skills and interests found in Bellingham International Airport's commercial, corporate and general aviation operational areas.

TAAC member representation includes the following positions:
Position
Available Positions
Status
Commercial Aviation 1 member Filled
General Aviation 1 member Filled
Corporate Aviation 1 member Filled
Fixed Base Operator 1 member Filled
Pilot Associations 1 member Filled
Air Cargo 1 member Filled
Airport Businesses 1 member Vacant
Air Traffic Control Tower 1 member Filled
Ground Transportation 1 member Filled

Applications for qualified members of TAAC can be submitted online through the Online TAAC Application or by completing and returning a hard copy of the TAAC Application (PDF).

Bellingham International Airport Advisory Committee (BIAAC)

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.

BIAAC member representation includes the following positions:
Position
Available Positions
Status
Cliffside Community 1 member Filled
Birchwood Community 1 member Vacant
North County Community 1 member Filled
South County Community 1 member Filled
Lummi Nation 1 member Appointed
Bellingham / Whatcom Tourism 1 member Filled
Chamber of Commerce 1 member Filled
Bellingham City Council 1 member Appointed
Whatcom County Council 1 member Appointed
City of Ferndale Council 1 member Appointed
County / City Business Interest 1 member Filled
Higher Education 1 member Filled
Environmental Interest 1 member Filled

Applications for qualified members of the BIAAC can be submitted online through the Online BIAAC Application or by completing and returning a hard copy of the BIAAC Application (PDF).

Application Process


  • Deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016.
  • Please print and complete the appropriate application form. All completed hard copy forms must be submitted to the Director of Aviation at the Airport Administrative Office located at 4255 Mitchell Way, Bellingham, WA 98226.
  • Please submit an application online or print a hard copy and return it following the instructions below.