Whatcom Falls

Whatcom Falls Neighborhood Association (WFNA)


The Bellingham neighborhood associations are a key componet of the overall City of Bellingham (COB) plan. The City believes that the core values must start at the neighborhood level. If you want our neighborhoods to reflect your values and vision then you should attend your WFNA meetings.  We bring you topics that are important to our neighborhood development and values based on your imput and priorities.

Stopping crime in out City neighborhoods is of the utmost importance.  Most of our meetings have our Neighborhood Police Officer, Eric Osterkamp in attendance to listen to your concerns and give us updates on criminal issues that affect us. He can be reached at (360) 778-8785, or at eosterkamp@cob.org.

We would like to keep communications between your elected board and our Whatcom Falls residents open and easy to access. We intend to use this website as part of the way we dispense information.

We also use a tool called Nextdoor. This is a is a privately-owned, free online social network used by many neighborhoods such as ours.  We encourage everyone to use nextdoor to communicate with your WFNA Board and all your neighbors in Whatcom Falls and surrounding neighborhoods. Find out more about Nextdoor Click Here! We encourage everyone to signup up for Nextdoor by Clicking Here!

Whatcom Falls Neighborhood
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Meeting Information

Next Meeting on May 9th of 2017

A representive from Whatcom Emergencey Services will present disaster planning information for our community.

Our meetings are held at Kulshan Middle School library, located at 1250 Kenoyer Drive. See our schedule for the spring meetings below.

WFNA Meeting Schedule


March WFNA Meeting Highlights


Association president Rick Sawyer gave us a report on the Bellingham Water Treatment Improvement Project going on in the Whatcom Falls Park – it is on time and going well. Citizens can easily see details on the project by going to the city’s website, COB.ORG, and searching for “water treatment project”. That takes you directly to pictures of the project as well as what’s being done; just click the “water treatment plant pretreatment” headline.

Our main presenter was our Neighorhood Police Officer, Eric Osterkamp, from the Bellingham Police Department. All 25 of us came away from the meeting with a new appreciation for officer Eric and the work of the department as he covered topics including crime statistics, the new Bellingham Neighbors Together volunteer program, possible future programs including a canine demonstration at a future meeting, and some of the training that police officers receive including ways to de-escalate difficult situations.