Washington State Boundary Review Board for Lewis County

The Role of the Boundary Review Board

The Washington State Boundary Review Board for Lewis County reviews proposals for boundary changes by cities, towns and special-purpose districts (such as fire districts) within Lewis County, including city or district annexations. The actions that most commonly come before the Board are annexations.

The Board must base its decisions on specific factors and objectives stated in the Boundary Review Board Act (RCW 36.93). It can approve, modify and approve, or deny a proposal. Its decisions are final unless appealed to the Superior Court of the county.

The Board is a quasi-judicial, administrative body. This means it makes decisions following procedures like those of a court of law, but only in a narrow administrative role. For example, after hearing sworn testimony from witnesses, the Board can decide on proposed new city boundaries (i.e., annexations). They cannot decide what the zoning should be, or whether a site should be in or out of an urban growth area — zoning and urban growth area boundaries are under the authority of the cities and county.

Board members are residents of the county they serve. The five members of the Washington State Boundary Review Board for Lewis County serve for four-year terms. Two members are appointed by the Governor, one by the mayors of the cities and towns in the county, one by the Board of Lewis County Commissioners, and one from nominees of the special purpose districts. They are not allowed to hold other local government elected or appointed positions.

For more information, please contact the Chief Clerk Preston Pinkston at (360) 740-1389.




Tyler Shoemaker

Lewis County


Arnold Haberstroh

Cities / Mayors'


Diane Weiner - Vice-Chair





Donna Moir - Chair

Boundary Review Board Members



Regular Meeting Agenda December 5, 2019

Approved Meeting Minutes December 5, 2019

Regular Meeting Agenda

Approved Meeting Minutes

Special Meeting Agenda May 26, 2016

Approved Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting Agenda April 6, 2015

Approved Meeting Minutes