Basic Emergency Preparedness Workshop Jan. 17th, 6pm

Basic Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Empower yourself and your family. Join us to learn more about what supplies and resources to have on hand when a natural or human-made disaster occurs. All are welcome. Light refreshments provided.

Ferndale Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Meeting Room, 

                 Ferndale Library

                 2125 Main Street

Hosted by Ferndale Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Ferndale CERT is one of the member organizations of the FERN and working with the Ferndale Police Department. For more information, please email Gayland Gump by clicking here

Parks and Rec Activity Survey 2019

Last year, over 3,000 residents enjoyed free recreational activities in Ferndale’s parks. In 2019, we want to bring you even more great parks and rec offerings. Help us decide which events to sponsor by taking our 2019 Parks and Rec Activity Survey.

Parks and Rec Activity Survey 2019

Your responses to this survey shape what events we host and how we advertise them in 2019. The whole survey should take about six minutes to complete, we appreciate your input.

For more information or questions, please call Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353 or email him by clicking here.

Town Meeting: Planning Ferndale’s Downtown Future

Town Meeting

A Visioning Workshop for a Ferndale City Center Plan

Pioneer Pavilion
2007 Cherry Street
Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, 2019 at 6pm

Western Washington University (in collaboration with the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ferndale) is holding a Visioning Workshop for the Downtown area. A town meeting will be held on January 23rd at 6PM in the Pioneer Pavilion. and we want your input!

We want the public’s thoughts on problems and opportunities in the Ferndale Downtown. Everything from transportation, character, habitat, parking, flood risk, parks and trails, the whole spread of options. There will be Children’s activities to bring the little ones.

WWU’s planning classes will use this feedback to propose solutions for the Downtown. The findings will be presented to the City Council and the Planning Commission later this year.

For more information, please contact Riley Sweeney, Communications Officer with the City of Ferndale at (360) 685-2353 or email him by clicking here.

Host an Event in Ferndale!

Whether you are planning a concert at our historic Pioneer Village, renting a park shelter for a family reunion or requesting to close Main Street for a festival with thousands of attendees, we are ready and excited to help you host your event in Ferndale.

We have recently updated our Parks Rentals and Special Events forms, merging them into one easy document and updating our park rental fees to make it easier than ever for your event team.

You can find the updated form and fees here. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Toni Segerman via email (click here) or phone at (360) 685-2369 with any questions.

Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11th Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Great War

Veterans Day Ceremony Commemorating 100th Anniversary of the Great War

Sunday Nov. 11th, 2pm

Pioneer Pavilion Community Center

2007 Cherry Street, Ferndale

The American Legion Kulshan Post 154 and the City of Ferndale are hosting a Veterans Day ceremony at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center (2007 Cherry Street) on November 11th at 2pm. The ceremony will pay tribute to those who have served, including a reading of Flanders Field and remarks by Mark Aamot. The ceremony will commemorate the end of World War I and the 100th anniversary of the formation of the American Legion. Whatcom Gold Star families will be in attendance. After the ceremony, refreshments will be provided courtesy of Haggen and the Veterans museum in Pioneer Park will be open for visitors.

For more information, please contact Mayor Jon Mutchler at (360) 685-2350 or

Participate in our City of Frightdale Halloween Contest

It’s time for our annual City of Frightdale Halloween Decorating Contest! Deck out your home for Halloween and send a picture to by October 30th. Our judges, Councilmember Rebecca Xczar, NFL Star Jake Locker and Horizon Middle School Principal Faye Britt will pick three winners to receive Woods Coffee cards. We look forward to seeing your spooky decorations!

Thank you to Woods Coffee for sponsoring our contest. For more information, call Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353 or email him at

Over 500 Residents Attend “Meet Your First Responders”

Thank you to the over 500 residents who braved the rainy weather to join us for our Meet Your First Responders with Windermere Real Estate event last Sunday. We appreciate Windermere Real Estate for providing the food, and everyone who took the opportunity to engage with personnel from Whatcom County Fire District Seven and the Ferndale Police Department.

For more pictures, check out the Ferndale Police Department facebook page by clicking here.

Announcing the Winners of the Great Ferndale Midsummer Mystery

Announcing the Winners of the Great Ferndale Midsummer Mystery

Congratulations to the winners of the Great Ferndale Midsummer Mystery:

1st Place – Mike, Joan, Michael, Tera and Audrey Contezac

2nd Place – Carol and Jerry Van Sambeek, Brie, Gigi and Amelie Ambler

3rd Place – Dean, Tayen, Nyla, Carolyn Withrow

4th Place – Casey Osman, Kara Helms, Karen Osman, Heyden Pinkston

5th Place – Kaden, Kathleen, Sarah and Hazel Morris

6th Place – Jon, Jamie, Jadyn and Jaclyn Denham

and of course a big thank you to all 168 participants who took the opportunity to explore our city and meet your neighbors. This adventure was made possible by the Whatcom Community Foundation as part of their #ProjectNeighborly initiative. Until next time, detectives! #FerndaleMystery

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