The County’s Charter calls for a review by an elected Charter Review Commission
after five full years of operation under the new form of government, and at
least every ten years thereafter. The County’s home rule charter was adopted by
voters in 2005 and put in place in 2006.
The Charter Review Commission began work on January 7, 2012, electing Gordon Peterson as its Chair and Maureen See as its Vice-Chair.
The Commisssion plans to conduct regular, public meetings with notices posted on
the County's online calender
. Relevant documents and web links will be posted on Charter
Review Commission's Document Page
The 21 members of the Charter Review Commission were elected in the November 8 election.
Membership slots were allotted by Council district, with population factored in.
Ten members are from districts on San Juan Island, 7 from Orcas, and 4 from Lopez/Shaw.
District 1 (SJI South)
Mary Jean Cahail
District 2 (SJI North)
District 3 (Friday Harbor)
District 4 (Orcas West)
District 5 (Orcas East)
District 6 (Lopez/Shaw)
Barbara C. Thomas