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Free Make Your Own Dryer Balls Class

Learn basic felting techniques and make your own dryer balls with a free class on January 29th at 11AM from the Ferndale Arts Commission and Northwest Yarns.

All materials provided for the first 100 participants who sign up.

Send an email to FerndaleArtsCommission@gmail.com to register for the class and receive the Zoom link

Ferndale Seeks Input on Design of New Skatepark with Public Meeting Jan. 26th

Calling all skaters and riders, the City of Ferndale wants to hear from you! The City is holding a live webinar to help design Metalworks Skatepark on January 26th at 6PM to gather input on what features would work best for a skate/bmx/scooter facility in Ferndale.

New Line Skateparks, an internationally renowned skatepark design and construction team, will be collecting the feedback and transforming it into a plan so that construction can get underway later this year.

“How do we make an awesome skatepark for Ferndale? Simple. We ask the people who are going to use it and have the best designers make it happen,” said Mayor Greg Hansen. “This is your opportunity to tell us what would work and what wouldn’t.”

Participants can access the meeting over Zoom at www.tinyurl.com/MetalworksMeeting1

There will also be an online survey available from Jan. 26th-Feb 11th as another opportunity to provide input.  It will go live immediately after the meeting and be available at www.tinyurl.com/MetalworksSkatepark

For more information, please visit our project page at www.cityofferndale.org/skatepark

Volunteers Needed for Severe Weather Shelter

The Ferndale Community Service Cooperative is working to set up a temporary severe weather shelter this winter. This would provide a safe, warm place to sleep for individuals and families that have lost power or have nowhere warm to stay when the weather gets extremely cold.

The shelter would be activated at a church in Ferndale when the overnight low is forecasted at 28°F or below (wind chill and precipitation can also be factors) and volunteers will be contacted as soon as possible to sign up for shifts. Volunteers would greet and sign in guests, make coffee, hand out snacks, and monitor the front door and sleeping guests throughout the night.

Volunteers will receive 3 hours of training including on-site orientation and a community course focused on de-escalation techniques, trauma-informed care, and boundary setting. 

“This shelter could mean the difference between a warm bed and a very difficult or dangerous situation,” said Program Coordinator and Councilmember Kate Bishop. “We just need a few caring individuals willing to help.”

More details and the volunteer application are available on the Community Service Cooperative website here.

Equity Advisory Committee Vacancy

The City has a number of Boards and Commissions that work to advise the City Council on a broad array of subjects. These are volunteer positions but absolutely essential to providing quality input to the City’s decision-making process.

There is currently a vacancy on the Equity Advisory Committee, for an unexpired term ending December 31, 2024. The Equity Advisory Committee is charged with examining issues of diversity and equity and promoting solutions to the City that help us embrace our diverse community and create a more fair and just future for Ferndale.

To apply for this position, please fill out this application and email it to City Clerk Susan Duncan at susanduncan@cityofferndale.org Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. November 1, 2021.

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