Whatcom Falls

Water Treatment Plant Update

The November 2018 update on the DAF project at Whatcom Falls Park has been released. Please Click Here to Read!

Temporary and Long-Term Shelters for the Homeless

The broad range of tools and resources available to address homelessness and affordable housing at the local level also includes regulatory changes to identify where encampments and shelters for the homeless are allowed and under what circumstances. Interim regulations have been adopted for temporary encampments, but permanent regulations are not yet in place. As such, the City is in the process of drafting ordinances for temporary homeless shelters (i.e. temporary building encampments, temporary tent encampments, temporary tiny house encampments, and temporary safe parking areas) and long-term homeless shelters. The ordinance for temporary shelters will precede an ordinance for long-term shelters. The ordinances are being drafted to reflect state law and best practices from other cities along the west coast.

WFNA Meeting Information

We had a great January meeting. Thanks to Bellingham Police Chief David Doll for giving a great presentation and for sharing with us his strong sense of community that he expects from his Department.

The Major was unable to make it due to an illness but has promised to come to our March or May meeting. Details will be worked out.

Nicole Oliver, the Parks Development Manager from Bellingham Parks and Recreation was able to fill in and gave some updates and answered questions on the Gailbraith Mountain Developements.

See full meeting minutes below

Next Meeting is March 12th

Details Coming Soon!

All residents are encouraged to attend and to be active in your neighborhood .

Our meetings are held at Kulshan Middle School, located at 1250 Kenoyer Drive. In the Library from 7:00 PM till 8:30 PM.


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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