Board Development & OperationsThis committee supports the board by assessing the knowledge, attributes and skills the board will need and recruiting individuals to meet those needs. It is responsible for orienting new board members, supporting ongoing board development and developing and maintaining a board manual.

Chair: Libby Kutcipal Members: Jann McFarland


The Communications Committee focuses on building and sustaining our sense of community by disseminating news, information and resources to members through the web site, e-Alerts, Facebook and a network of dock representatives. Outreach to the community fosters dialogue between the FHA board and the members we serve.

Chair: Sarah Morlidge (Website, Email, FB)

Members: Mike Dellario (Marketing), Joe Inslee, assisted by Office Manager Jann McFarland

Community Building and Events

Chair: Sue Jostrom

Members: Susan Chatlos-Susor, Joyce BlackBlair Robbins

Tour Committee ChairSue Jostrom

Tour Committee Members: Tom Hesselbrock, Sarah MorlidgeErik Johnson,Courtney Cooper , Mike DellarioMelissa Ahlers, Tim Ahlers, Giff JonesMary JonesTanya SeligmanMolly CartwrightBeata RycharskiAdair FreemanBlair Robbins


The FHA Environmental Committee mission is to protect and preserve our water backyard thru education, example, and activities that foster environmental stewardship.

Chair: Dave Chappelle Members: Joe Inslee


Monitors legislative and political environment on all levels, from State to neighborhoods, for issues that might impact the Floating Homes Community.

Chair: John Leness  Members: Peter Erickson

Safety and Security

Oversees activities that enhance our well-being around the Lake and Portage Bay. Fosters relationships with local police and fire departments. Manages the Dock Watch.

Chair:  Bill Albert Members:


Chair: Libby Kutcipal

Members: Tom Hesselbrock (Treasurer), Bill Albert


Chair: Blair Robbins

Members: Susan Chatlos-Susor, Tom Hesselbrock (finance & procurement)

History & Archiving

Chair: Marilyn Robertson Members: Susan Chatlos-Susor

Join a Committee!

If you are a houseboat owner or renter you are eligible to join a committee! Please email the chair of the committee you are interested in joining or

The Seattle FHA Board welcomes the suggestions of its members. If you have an idea or concern that you’d like us to address, please send email to the appropriate standing committee chair noted above or send email