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Ferndale GIS Mapping System Down for Maintenance April 7th-8th

Our online GIS mapping system will be down for maintenance April 7th-8th. This allows us to improve this vital tool so it can better serve the community. For questions about our GIS Mapping system, please reach out to Brenna Sterling-Borgognoni at brennasterling-borgognoni@cityofferndale.org or 360-685-2371.

Ferndale Moves to Hybrid City Council Meetings

Last night’s hybrid city council meeting was a success! Council, staff and the public were able to conduct the people’s business both in-person and online. Going forward, we anticipate that this will be part of our regular operations. You can attend the next city council meeting, April 18th at 5PM at the City Annex (5694 Second Avenue) or online at www.cityofferndale.org.

Lost and Found Items

Have you lost or misplaced an item recently? If one of these items fits the general description of your lost property, contact Michelle with the Ferndale Police Department at 360-483-5745 to describe and claim your lost property. Sunglasses, bike rack, bicycles, knife

Ferndale City Clerk Completes Service as WA Municipal Clerks Association President

Susan Duncan (right) passes the gavel to incoming president Shawn Campbell of Auburn

Ferndale City Clerk Completes Service as WA Municipal Clerks Association President

Last week, Ferndale City Clerk Susan Duncan completed her term as president of the Washington Municipal Clerks Association (WMCA). The WMCA sets the professional and educational standards for municipal clerks throughout the State of Washington. As president of the organization, Duncan coordinated their annual conference and provided support for municipal clerks statewide.

“To have a recognized expert like Susan Duncan working for Ferndale is an incredible boon to the City,” said Mayor Greg Hansen. “She brings a wealth of experience and deep knowledge of legislative procedure and state law to her work. Her commitment to transparency and good government process keeps the City running smoothly.” The City Clerk is responsible for council agendas, serves as the City’s parliamentarian, oversees record retention and public records requests and serves as the archivist for the City. In addition to those responsibilities, Duncan also serves as the Human Resources Department for the City of Ferndale, and liaison to the Ferndale Arts Commission.

Duncan, who was elected president of the WCMA in 2021, remains serving on their board as the immediate past president into 2023. “I am so grateful for the leadership, mentorship, and professional development I have received as part of the WMCA.”

For more information on the WCMA, check out their website here. For more information about the role of the City Clerk and the legislative process, see this explanatory video featuring Duncan here.

Suspect Connected to January Ferndale Homicide Arrested

Suspect Connected to January Ferndale Homicide Arrested

The Ferndale Police Department, with the assistance of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office and the Ogden Police Department, have arrested Kimberly Trujillo Mendoza. Trujillo Mendoza is being charged with Rendering Criminal Assistance 1st Degree. This is part of the investigation into the homicide of Jose Esquivel Hernandez, who was shot on January 23rd outside a gathering in Ferndale.

Investigators discovered that Trujillo Mendoza and Miguel Miranda, who was arrested and charged with Murder in the 2nd Degree for shooting Hernandez, are in a dating relationship and have a child in common. Witnesses at the gathering reported seeing Miranda and Trujillo Mendoza at the party together prior to the shooting.

Traffic cameras captured a photo of Trujillo Mendoza’s vehicle traveling south from Kingman, Arizona on January 24th, which led to Phoenix, Arizona where Miranda was later arrested.

During a search of Trujillo Mendoza’s vehicle, receipts were located from various businesses in Las Vegas, Nevada and the Phoenix, Arizona area.  Using these receipts to further investigate security footage and bank records, investigators were able to verify that Trujillo Mendoza was in fact using the vehicle, along with another person who is believed to be Miranda.

During an interview with investigators, Trujillo Mendoza admitted to driving with Arizona with Miranda.  She also admitted to purchasing new phones in Las Vegas, along with other supplies along the way and picking up Miranda in Portland, Oregon following the shooting.

Based on the fact that Trujillo Mendoza assisted Miranda by fleeing the state following a homicide, probable cause exists to charge her with Rendering Criminal Assistance 1st Degree.  She was arrested and booked into the Whatcom County Jail on March 10th, 2022.

 

Lost and Found Items

Have you lost or misplaced an item recently? If one of these items fits the general description of your lost property, contact Michelle with the Ferndale Police Department at 360-483-5745 to describe and claim your lost property.

Credit cards, helmet, drills, safe, cell phone, backpack