Chehalis Board

(5) The board is responsible for oversight of a long-term strategy resulting from the department's programmatic environmental impact statement for the Chehalis river basin to reduce flood damages and restore aquatic species habitat.
(6) The board is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the strategy and developing biennial and supplemental budget recommendations to the governor.
Board Website
Policy AreaNatural Resources and Environment
Governor Appointments4
Total Board Positions7
Statutory AuthorityRCW 43.21A.731
Public Disclosure Required?No
Senate Confirmation Required?Yes
CompensationTravel reimbursement
Term Length (years)4
Statutory Term Limits
Member Requirements: (1) The Chehalis board is created consisting of seven members.
2)(a) Four members of the board must be voting members who are appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the senate. One member must represent the Chehalis Indian tribe and one member must represent the Quinault Indian nation. Three board members must be selected by the Chehalis basin flood authority. No member may have a financial or regulatory interest in the work of the board. The governor shall appoint one of the flood authority appointees as the chair. The voting members of the board must be appointed for terms of four years, except that two members initially must be appointed for terms of two years and three members must initially be appointed for terms of three years. In making the appointments, the governor shall seek a board membership that collectively provides the expertise necessary to provide strong oversight for implementation of the Chehalis basin strategy, that provides extensive knowledge of local government processes and functions, and that has an understanding of issues relevant to reducing flood damages and restoring aquatic species.