Okanogan County Watch
Helping Citizens Stay Informed
Helping Citizens Stay Informed
The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meets every Monday and Tuesday at the Commissioner's hearing room at the Virginia Grainger building in Okanogan. Volunteer citizens take notes or video at most BOCC meetings and post them here. The volunteer notes are a paraphrasing of what they observe and hear and are not considered part of any official records. For officially approved minutes of Board of Commissioner meetings, normally published at a later date, see www.okanogancounty.org.
For information on various County boards and commissions, click on the County Boards tab above. Notes and video from some of these meetings can be found here.
We have started doing live video on You Tube for occasional presentations and hearings. They will be saved on our You Tube channel indefinitely and can be viewed any time. Due to the limited number of people available for this task, we are video taping a limited number of meetings. The videos may be of regular meetings, presentations and public hearings at BOCC or Advisory Committee meetings such as Planning Commission, Watershed Councils, etc. If anyone has a request for us to video specific County-related subjects that are addressed in public meetings or hearings, please contact us and we will make an effort to do so.
For links to the most current agendas for the BOCC meeting and the Planning Study Sessions, scroll to the end of the BOCC notes section.
We need video volunteers! It's easy- all you need is a smart phone or other device that can connect to a WiFi signal. We'll show you how. Click on the button below to let us know when you are available and we will contact you.
Recent BOCC meeting notes are posted below, along with a short summary of what was discussed. For older notes, click on Archived Notes tab above. Click here for a list of acronyms and County Personnel.
3-20-2020 BOCC declaration of state of emergency due to COVID-19 Virus.
Click on link below.
NOTE: no coverage Jan 6, due to inclement weather.
Note: no CW coverage Dec 24, commissioner session reduced.
For previous minutes from 2019 go to the Archived Notes page.
To access the most current agenda for BOCC meetings, click here.
The BOCC meetings often include Planning Study Sessions conducted by the Director of Planning and Development. For the most current updates on the Study Session topics, click here to go to the planning department website, then click on the "Study Session" tab at the top of the page.
Our County Commissioners
(Click here to view a map that shows the Okanogan County Districts.)
To view a list of Commissioner districts by voting precinct, click here. (This list is current as of 2011 - some precincts may have been consolidated since then, but it is the most accurate we have at this time.)
Jim DeTro, Chair
Represents District 3 (Northeast Okanogan County)
Chris Branch, Vice-Chair
Represents District 1 (Southeast Okanogan County)
Represents District 2 (West Okanogan County)
The Commissioners hearing room is located at 123 5th Ave, Room 150, Okanogan, WA 98840