News & Announcements

Puget Neighborhood Association Board Officers for 2018

Kevin Jenkins – President
Tammy Jones – Vice President
Terri Marshal – Treasurer
Greg McKinney – Secretary

Next Meeting:


Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:00 PM Pizza Social
6:30 PM Business Meeting

Childcare offered by Carl Cozier PTA


Carl Cozier Elementary School Library
1330 Lincoln Street


  1. Main Topics/Speakers to be determine
  2. Discussion and Advice from the Attendees – The Board is planning to have a Neighborhood social in mid-August (e.g. neighborhood/block party, National Night Out event, perhaps social with/at Carl Cozier targeting young families, etc.).  The Board will be seeking advice from the meeting attendees.

Also, for the mid-September meeting the Board is planning to host the dispute resolution workshop by the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center.  The 2 hour workshop will follow the normal pizza social and a short “business” meeting.   The tentative date for the meeting is Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

As important Neighborhood issues arise through the year (e.g. new permits, development proposals, zoning/code changes, public safety projects/issues, etc.), special meetings will be arranged to provide a public meeting opportunity for the Puget Neighborhood with relevant speakers/representatives.

Holiday Safety

Preventing Vehicle Prowls

Lydia Place                                                                      

Lydia Place has been a part of the Puget Sound Neighborhood and key partner in our community’s effort to end homelessness for individuals and families here in Whatcom County for over 25 years. Essential Lydia Place services and programs help to provide housing, case management, life skills, parent support programs, positive childhood outcomes and advocacy for over 250 families annually.

To learn more about Lydia Place, volunteer or donate visit or call 360-671-7663.

 The Puget Neighborhood Association is pleased to provide this information about Lydia Place, and invite our Puget Neighbors to explore their web site to learn more about Lydia Place services and programs.  


Campus Community Coalition          

One focus area of the Campus Community Coalition is in promoting communication, information-sharing and problem solving between students attending a college or university in Whatcom County, and the community they live in. The CCC provides education to students about being a good neighbor, a good citizen, and a responsible patron of downtown businesses. The CCC also helps neighborhoods and organizations effectively reach out to students to engage them in civic and community life. The Campus Community Coalition values shared understanding and respectful dialogue, and has a high commitment to building positive community life for everyone.

For more information, contact:                  Carmen Rasmussen, Campus Community Coalition Coordinator

Email –, Phone – 360.650.6863

Also, see more on facebook at:;
or on the Western Washington University website at:

The Puget Neighborhood Association is pleased to provide this information about the Campus Community Coalition, and invite our Puget Neighbors to explore their web site to learn more about the Coalition.


There is a free social website called Nextdoor that many Bellingham neighborhoods are using to enhance communications between neighbors.  It’s a great way to share information about local concerns (e.g., car prowls), lost pets, etc.  Our neighborhood police officers use Next Door to post alerts, answer questions, and receive non-emergency messages.  Read more about Nextdoor here.