News & Announcements

Puget Neighborhood News and Information:

Next Meeting – Tuesday, May 21, 2019 @ 6:00pm, Carl Cozier

The new 2019 PNA Board met on Tuesday, March 5.   Board Officers were selected.  Officers/Assignments for the coming year are:

President – Kevin Jenkins, Vice President – Tammy Jones, Treasurer – Terri Marshal, and Secretary – Greg McKinney.  Our MNAC (Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission) representatives are: Steve James, Tammy Jones  – Alternate.   Neighborhood Signs/Communications  – David Sparman, Dale Whipple, and Greg McKinney.

Dates for quarterly Neighborhood Meetings and Board Meetings have been added to our Meeting Schedule page.

Last year we used our August quarterly meeting for a National Night Out (NNO) Neighborhood social.   Turnout was good and folks seem to enjoy.  Again this year we plan to use our Tuesday, August 6, 2019 to join-in with the nationally observed National Night Out.  NNO is to promote community, neighborhood safety awareness, and making connections with your neighbors.   Last year we had a few kids activities, a pitch-in snack table, popcorn, drinks, a Bellingham fire truck & crew, and a Bellingham Police Officer meet & greet.  We hope you can join us.

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.