The City of Bellingham 2022 Salary Commission welcomes community feedback as the commission considers Bellingham City Council member salaries. The commission is holding a public hearing at its meeting on September 28, 2022, and has posted an Engage Bellingham page to accept on-going feedback.
The 2022 Salary Commission public hearing is scheduled during the commission’s next meeting, at 6 p.m. September 28, 2022, held remotely via Zoom. See the calendar listing or the meeting agenda for remote meeting access information.
The independent, limited-term 2022 Salary Commission was appointed to review and establish salaries for Bellingham City Council members. The Salary Commission process was established by the Bellingham City Council in Ordinance 2021-12-051, in conformance with RCW 35.21.015.
Members of the 2022 Salary Commission were appointed by Mayor Seth Fleetwood, with approval by the Bellingham City Council, in August 2022. The commission is expected to complete its work and disband by the end of the year.
The salary direction set by the Salary Commission is final. Bellingham City Council member salary guidance established by the Salary Commission will become effective and incorporated into the City budget by the Finance Director with no further action by the Salary Commission or the Bellingham City Council.
More details about the Salary Commission and its work available on the Salary Commission webpage.