Forest Advisory Board

For Forest Advisory Board is made up of five members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The Forest Advisory Board helps set use policies and recommends an annual budget for management of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. The Forest Advisory Board provides technical advice to City staff regarding the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. The Forest Advisory Board members also serve in a liaison capacity with interested community groups, citizens, user groups, educational institutions and volunteer service organizations.

Authorizing Resolution and Overview

The Forest Advisory Board was created by Resolution No. 663 found here.

Their are five members of the Forest Advisory Board serving five year terms. These members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

Forest Advisory Board Membership

Member Name Term Expires Seat Requirement
Brian Wetcher November 2019 General Public*
Sandra Starbuck November 2021 General Public*
Joann York-Gilmore November 2022 Member of the Parks and Recreation Commission*
Vacant November 2023 General Public*
Vacant November 2020 Member of the Planning Commission*

*At least four members should be residents of the City of Anacortes, with it being permissible for the fifth member to reside on Fidalgo Island.

Are you interested in applying? Click here for the application to the City of Anacortes Talent Bank.  


Regular Meetings

Meetings are held on the First Thursday of every month at 6PM at the Anacortes Senior Activities Center (Address: 1701 22nd Street, Anacortes, WA 98221).

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Bike Skills Park Proposal

Contact Information

Phone: 360-293-1918

Email the Parks and Recreation Department

Link: Parks & Recreation Page

Additional Information

The Anacortes Community Forest Lands are owned and operated by the City of Anacortes. For more information please Email the Parks and Recreation Department. The City of Anacortes also works with community organizations such as the Skagit Land Trust and the Friends of the Forest.