Commissioners and Board of Health
Okanogan County Commissioners' Meetings
The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meets on Monday, Tuesday, and sometimes Wednesday of each week at the Commissioners' hearing room at the Virginia Grainger building in Okanogan. County Watch volunteer citizens listen remotely to these meetings and post notes with time stamps on this website to accompany the county's videos at Okanogan County, WA. Our time stamps will assist you in seeking the sections of the videos you wish to see.
Commissioners' Weekly Agendas and Minutes:
The Commissioners' weekly agenda is normally posted on the Commissioners' website by the weekend before. The agenda can change during the week. For most recently available agenda for Commissioners' meetings, click here: Okanogan County, WA . The agenda also includes Zoom information for each meeting for partially interactive viewing. Officially approved written minutes of BOCC meetings are usually posted several weeks after the meeting at : Commissioner (okanogancounty.org) .
Videos of Commissioners' meetings :
Livestreaming: Click here and choose live streaming: Okanogan County, WA . Headphones sometimes needed. Zoom info is found on the Commissioners' Agenda for each day and is somewhat interactive.
Archived videos: Click here and choose the correct date: Okanogan County, WA . Headphones usually unnecessary, and the video takes a minute or two to load. Videos are usually available by the day following the meeting.
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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, click here:
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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.
1-16-2023 Monday - No Meeting due to Martin Luther King Day
1-3-2023 No Tues PM Session
1-2-2023 Monday- No Meeting - Observed New Year's Day Holiday
12-27-2022 Tues PM
Commissioners hold two executive sessions:
12-26-2022 No Meeting - Observed Holiday
11-1-2022 Tues AM and PM. Commissioners did not meet- No Quorum
11-2-2022 Wed No meetings held today.
10-10-2022 Mon PM - BOCC met discussing 2023 Budget.
9-5-2022 No meeting due to Labor Day Holiday.
No Monday 8-8-2022 PM Session
7-4-2022 No Meeting July 4th Holiday
Monday, June 20, 2022 COURTHOUSE COMPLEX CLOSED-Juneteenth Holiday
6-13-2022 Monday PM Summary: Meeting canceled due to staff illness.
6-6-2022 No Monday Meeting
No Monday Session due to Memorial Day Holiday.
No Monday (5-2) PM session, Tuesday (5-3) AM sessions moved to PM
4-25-2022 Monday No PM Meeting
No Monday 4-1-22 PM meeting
BOCC did not meet on Mon 3-14 PM nor all day Tuesday 3-15.
1-4-2022: Tues AM & PM Summary: Board of Commissioners did not meet today.
1-3-2022 Mon PM Summary: Board of Commissioners did not meet this afternoon.
12-20-2021 No PM session.
No PM session on 11-1. No session on 11-2.
9-27-2021 - No PM session - Agenda completed in AM.
Commissioner's did not meeting on Monday 9-13-2021
BOCC Meetings Cancelled - Monday, August 30th and Tuesday August 31.
8-09-2021 Mon AM - County Watch notes delayed but will be posted later this week. Topics included the Hancock Building Lease agreement and Public Hearing on Property Management New Code Chapter 2.06. Full agenda and AV Capture recording may be viewed here: https://media.avcaptureall.com/session.html?sessionid=c6e30a66-196b-470c-a3ac-80944511bbed&prefilter=871,6050
8-09-2021 Mon PM - The only scheduled items were review of the Commissioners' minutes and an Executive Session (which does not include the public, so this was not recorded by the county and there are no notes for the public.)
7-26-2021 Mon PM - No session
Methow Housing Initiative meeting - Wednesday 7-14-2021 - Link to YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d50UB7UuyFU
BOCC did not meet on 7-5-2021 - Observed July 4th holiday.
6-23-2021 Wednesday AM: A quorum of the Board of Commissioners met without announcement to the public, as far as we can tell so far. In watching the AV Capture of the meeting, it appears no important decisions were made; however this is a situation we have been attempting to address with the BOCC without success so far (stating that they MAY meet on Wednesday but not announcing whether they will meet.) Until now County Watch had been calling every Wednesday morning to find out whether they would be meeting. The informal discussion was attended by Andy Hover and Chris Branch. Eric Johnson, Executive Director of WSAC (Washington Association of Counties) explained what WSAC does, what issues they take on, and Commissioners briefly discussed issues of water and building/development in our county. The video was posted on AV Capture earlier tonight but seems to be unavailable at this time.
6-21-2021 Mon AM Summary: No detailed notes available at this time. The meeting followed the timing of the agenda below, with some additional discussion. Use the clock on the wall of the Commissioners' hearing room to find the appropriate spot on the recording at https://media.avcaptureall.com/session.html?sessionid=6d46d245-f327-4da5-bfd5-27fdc8cd9098&prefilter=871,6050.
9:00 AM Review Commissioners Agenda and Consent Agenda
9:15 AM Briefing Among Commissioners-Discuss Individual Weekly Meetings & Schedules
9:30 AM Finance Committee Meeting-Budget Review
11:00 AM Discussion -Consider Burn Ban Recommendation Maurice Goodall
11:30 AM Update Fairgrounds -Naomie Peasley
BOCC did not meet on June 14 and 15 2021
No PM session on 5-17-2021
1-11-2021 AM Summary
Short discussion of Capital Improvement plan, casual discussion about finding out more about public health funding.
Discussion about the protocol for executive session and interview questions. Click here for link to YouTube recording.
Interviews with candidates for appointment to county prosecutor position, Dave Stevens and Melanie Bailey. Click on links to hear recorded interviews.
For previous minutes go to the Archived Notes 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.)
Represents District 1 (Southeast Okanogan County) Chairman of the Board
Represents District 2 (West Okanogan County) Vice Chairman of the board
The Commissioners hearing room is located at 123 5th Ave, Room 150, Okanogan, WA 98840