The Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board has committees that deal with budget, education, executive matters, legislative relations, public lands, special projects, weed management and strategic planning. The chairperson of the State Weed Board is an ex-officio on all committees except the Executive Committee, which they chair. The Executive Secretary is an ex-officio on all committees.
Inquiries about these committees can be directed to the Board’s staff.
The Noxious Weed Committee
The committee of greatest interest to citizens is the Noxious Weed Committee, which advises the Board on changes and additions to the state’s official weed list of invasive plant species.
The Noxious Weed Committee is composed of scientists and experts in invasive plant management and control. The Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association is also represented on the Committee.
The Noxious Weed Committee usually meets within the week before State Noxious Weed Control Board meetings in May, July and September. (For the meeting schedule, click here.) Meetings are open to the public and citizens are encouraged to propose changes or additions to the weed list. The Noxious Weed Committee can be contacted by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair: Timothy W. Miller, PhD NW Washington Research and Education Center, Washington State University
Dr. Miller is a specialist in the biology, ecology and control of weeds in agricultural and horticultural crops. He also serves as a scientific advisor on the state Noxious Weed Control Board
Jenifer Parsons Jenifer Parsons is an aquatic plant specialist at the Washington State Department of Ecology Water Quality Program. She also serves as a scientific advisor on the state Noxious Weed Control Board.
Justin Bush Justin Bush is the County Weed Coordinator for the Skamania County Noxious Weed Control Board.
Dave Heimer Dave Heimer is the Noxious Weed Coordinator for the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Marty Hudson Marty Hudson is the Coordinator of the Klickitat County Noxious Weed Control Board.
Sarah Reichard, PhD Sarah Reichard is a Professor in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Washington who specializes in the biology of plant invasions. She is also the Director of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens.
Steve Burke Steve Burke is the Program Manager of the King County Noxious Weed Control Program
Jane Wentworth Jane Wentworth represents the Washington Native Plant Society.
Kevin Hupp Kevin Hupp is the Weed Coordinator for the Lincoln County Noxious Weed Control Board.
Bob Buzzo Bob Buzzo is the representative of the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association.
The Budget Committee
This committee is involved in developing the Board's biennial general fund budget. The committee has also investigated alternative funding options for the Board and for other state agencies.
Chair: Sarah Spear Cooke
The Education Committee
The Education Committee helps set the educational priorities for the Board.
Chair: Kathy Hamel
The Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is authorized to deal with housekeeping and personnel matters presented for approval at a Board meeting. With the approval of the Board, the chairperson appoints the Executive Committee.
Chair: Butch Klaveano
The Legislative Committee
Chair: Jim DeTro
The Public Lands Committee
The Public Lands Committee addresses issues dealing with state and federal lands in Washington. Activities include drafting memoranda of understanding with federal agencies such as the U.S. Forest Services.
Chair: Joe Coombs
The Special Projects Committee
This committee makes funding recommendations for special projects of statewide benefit.
The State Weed Management Committee
Chair: Greg Haubrich
The Strategic Planning Committee
Chair: Tony Stadelman