Virtual Guemes Ferry Committee Meetings

The Guemes Island Ferry Committee meets via video conference every third Tuesday of the month. These meetings are open to the public but will require an invitation. Please send your invitation request to us by sending us an email.

Ferry Committee Annual Meeting March 22, 2020


The annual meeting of the Guemes Island Ferry Committee would have been held at the Community Hall at 2:00 p.m. on March 22.  The agenda will include several important matters.

*  GIFC Charter amendments

*  Clarifying GIFC procedures and meeting schedules

*  Expanding the electorate eligible to vote for GIFC members

*  Taking nominations for the 2 GIFC seats whose terms expire this year

*  Updates on the new ferry project

Whereas, the Covid-19 pandemic shut down public gatherings by Governor edict; and

Whereas, the Guemes Island Ferry Committee (GIFC) Charter has no provision for such an event; and

Whereas, the GIFC has been unable to hold its 2020 annual meeting;

Now, let it be known, that the GIFC made an emergency decision by a 4 to 1 vote on May 20, 2020 to cancel the GIFC 2020 Annual meeting. It is anticipated that the GIFC 2021 Annual meeting will be held in the first quarter of 2021 as specified in the GIFC Charter; and

Now, let it be known, that Bud Ullman and David Prewitt have agreed to extend their terms to 4 years such that those terms will expire in 2021 instead of 2020.


To view the current Charter and the proposed revised Charter, please see:


Previous Ferry Committee Charter 2010

We hope you can attend when we reschedule.

Guemes Island Ferry Committee
Allen Bush, Jr.  Sandy Mckean   Bud Ullman  John Hopkins   Dave Prewitt,Chair

Guemes Ferry Operations and Service Analysis Update

Skagit County is working with BERK Consulting and KPFF Consulting Engineers to study possible ferry system improvements that address issues identified by the ferry community in two previous online surveys. Once they understand what you are most interested in, they will look at the operational and cost implications of the preferred options.

BERK and KPFF’s work will result in two packages of system improvement options (both prioritizing two round-trips per hour).

Package 1: Service improvements that can be attained with minimal investment

Package 2: Additional service improvements that come at a higher cost

Public Input Opportunities:

All Public Meeting November 7 6pm – 7:30pm at the Guemes Island Community Hall

- Guemes Ferry Operations and Service Analysis Study website

- Email comments open now:

All Comments will close December 5, 2019 for final report production.

-Final report will include compiled comments and responses.

- Online surveys

Draft Packages and Service Objectives survey open: November 7 – December 5.

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