News & Announcements

Puget Neighborhood News and Information:

Next Meeting – Puget Neighborhood Meeting
February 18, 2020 @ 6:00pm, Carl Cozier

Topics planned for this meeting:

CityView Update – Members of the Neighborhood Work Group will give an update on the development application and extension given to Feb 19.   Discuss will include how best for neighbors to express views at this point in the City planning process.

Selection of PNA Board for 2020 – Board members for 2020 will be nominated and selected at the meeting.  We’re always looking for neighbors to join the Board, especially to help the Board reflect the Puget Neighborhood.  If you’re interested, come join us.  Contact the Board now at or at the meeting for more information.

A representative from the Bellingham Bells will join us to talk about having a “Puget Neighborhood Nite” event with the Bells, including discounts.

A representative from the City will join us to talk about Disaster Planning Preparedness and making a block “inventory” of resources to help neighbors in the event of a disaster.

Come Join Us !

Update from Last Meeting (Nov 26 @ Carl Cozier)

  • Community Boating Center (CBC)

Dirk Vermeeren of CBC joined us for an update on CBC activities and programs.  Dirk shared this information for neighbors:

Support youth scholarships and community access to Bellingham Bay!

Every gift helps provide youth and diversity programs to our Whatcom community and keeps Bellingham Bay accessible to our diverse community.
The Community Boating Center (CBC) accepts donations of vehicles, boats, and boating-related items. Please contact us if you have an item you’d like to contribute to the CBC.  Detailed information is available at or via email ( or phone at 360-714-8891.
The Community Boating Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN 20-4946594). As no goods or services are provided in return for your charitable donation, it is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
  • Proposed CityView Development

Much of the Nov 26 meeting was an update and discussion of the proposed CityView development  on the Hawley Tract or at the old University Ridge site.   For more information, feel free to contact:  Kevin Jenkins,, (360) 714-8123

To Contact the Puget Neighborhood Association, email us at:

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.