The Right Experience For County Executive
First and foremost, I love my country and firmly believe in serving my community and giving back my time and skills to make it a better place for everyone.
I have followed this motto all my life. I sincerely believe that Whatcom County is the best place to raise a family, and I am working to make sure that remains true for many generations to come.
Four years ago, the people of Whatcom County supported me in my campaign to become County Executive. I am very grateful for that trust, and I have worked tirelessly to fulfill the promises I made then.
I am proud to have led our community through very challenging times, and my re-election campaign will be focused on my record of results and success. These include: a successful response to the pandemic, expansion of behavioral and mental health services, new homeless outreach and shelter services, major investments in affordable housing, tiny home villages and Way Station project for homeless residents, groundbreaking support for childcare expansion, significant investment in salmon recovery, redoubling of flood resiliency efforts, and much more.
As your Whatcom County Executive, I have submitted responsible and balanced budgets while also providing innovative investments to improve how your local government responds to a rapidly changing world and prepares for tomorrow’s challenges. I always work to find common ground, listen to diverse views, find points of agreement, and make informed decisions.
I’ve been endorsed by mayors (Seth Fleetwood, Greg Hansen, Mary Lou
Steward), state legislators (Sen. Sharon Shewmake, Rep. Alex Ramel), county council members (Todd Donovan, Carol Frazey, Kaylee Galloway), the county auditor and assessor (Diana Bradrick, Rebecca Xczar), state officeholders (Bob Ferguson, Steve Hobbs, Mike Pellicciotti) and U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, among many others.
“I love my country and firmly believe in serving my community and giving back my time and skills to make it a better place for everyone.”
-Whatcom County Executive Satpal Sidhu
- Master’s in Business Administration
- BSc Electrical Engineering
- BSc Math & Physics
- Certification in Project Management, University of Calgary
- Dean’s Academy Member, Washington State Community & Technical Colleges
Since moving to Whatcom County, I have been active in serving numerous community institutions, because I believe this is my civic duty. These include:
- Whatcom County Council member
- Board Member, Whatcom Community College Foundation
- Board Member, NW Agricultural Business Center, Mt Vernon
- Board Member, NW Clean Air Agency
- Board of Advisory Council, NW Clean Air Agency
- Member, Bellingham Police Chief Diversity Committee
- Member, Ethics Committee, St Joseph’s Hospital
- Lynden Schools Levy Committee
- Board Member, Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic
- Budget Committee Meridian School District
- Board Member, Meridian School Foundation
- Small Business Owner: Spice Hut Corp and LyndenBerry Company
- Educator: Dean of Engineering & Trades at Bellingham Technical College
- Entrepreneur: President, Sunlogics Inc., an international solar energy company
- General Manager / Project Manager / Professional Engineer:Sunlogics Inc. / Valvoline Oil / Safety Kleen Corp / Fluor Daniels / CF Braun, and other companies.
- Fulbright Scholar, 2005
- Licensed Professional Engineer
- Workforce Education Council, WA State Board of Community and Technical Colleges
- Past Member of American Association of Cost Engineers
- Past Member of Project Management Institute
Major Awards & Achievements
- Commendations by Governor Gary Locke and Governor Christine Gregoire for Best Practices in Workforce Education.
- Successfully developed Center of Excellence for Workforce Education at Bellingham Technical College
- Fulbright Scholarship on study of “Workforce Education for 21st Century in Developing Countries”
- Fulbright Grant for study of “Workforce Education for 21st Century in Developing Countries”
- Rotary International Foundation Award