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City Seeks Applications for 2025 Tourism-Related Activities

Do you have a good idea for some tourism-related activities? We are now accepting applications for our Lodging Tax Grant Program!

This program uses funds collected when people stay at local hotels, motels or RV parks to help encourage additional tourism in Ferndale.

Funding from the program may be used directly by local jurisdictions, or indirectly through a convention and visitors bureau or destination marketing organization, for the marketing and operations of special events and festivals and to support the operations and capital expenditures of tourism-related facilities owned by nonprofit organizations described under section 501(c)(3) and section 501(c)(6) of the internal revenue code of 1986, as amended.

The Lodging Tax Grant Program is managed by the Deputy City Clerk, and recommendations on funding are made by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee to the City Council, which has final say over allocation of funding.

DEADLINE IS JULY 31st, 2024. No exceptions. You can find the application here.

Please send all completed applications and any questions to Deputy City Clerk Michelle Williams at michellewilliams@cityofferndale.org or 360-685-2358.

Applications Solicited for Organizational Grant Program

The City of Ferndale provides grants to various human services and economic development organizations to enhance the quality of life for homeless, low-income and senior residents and to promote economic development within the City.

The challenge given the City’s inability to serve all needs for all people and all businesses is to determine how to create the greatest impact with available funding. Proposals will be evaluated by city staff and approved or denied by the Ferndale City Council as part of the budget process.

Interested organizations can fill out the application (which can be found here or on our Forms and Applications page) by August 31st, 2023. Please email the completed application to Deputy City Clerk Michelle Williams at michellewilliams@cityofferndale.org or drop it off at City Hall.

City offices will be closed Monday, June 19th for Juneteenth

City offices will be closed Monday, June 19th for Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States.
If you want to learn more about historically marginalized communities here in Ferndale, Connect Ferndale is hosting a free History Walk.
Learn about the unique and untold history of our City highlighting the contributions of some of our underrepresented communities. It will start at Noon on Sunday, June 25th at the Pioneer Pavilion. More details available here: https://sites.google.com/view/connectferndale/home#new_tab

Road Workers Need YOU to Slow Down

This week is Work Zone Awareness week. On average, a #workzone crash occurs once every 5.4 minutes in the United States. In Ferndale, our crew and contractors are hard at work in road construction sites and need your eyes on the road.

Please, as you approach a work zone, slow down, be prepared to stop and be careful around large vehicles. Thank you!

 

Youth Art Installation Downtown- Decorate the garbage cans

Youth Art Installation Downtown- Decorate the garbage cans

Are you high school age or younger?  We want you to participate!

The Ferndale Arts Commission, in conjunction with the Ferndale Downtown Association are soliciting for youth art with the theme, “What Does Ferndale Mean to You?” or a Pacific Northwest aesthetic.

36 designs will be chosen to be printed and installed on the side of the garbage cans throughout Downtown Ferndale.

There are several ways to participate:

1) In-person art event! 4/29 1pm-3pm, at the Pioneer Pavilion

Supplies will be provided. Just show up and create!

2) Can’t make it to the event? Templates can be picked up from the Ferndale library, 4/15-5/12

3) Want to create digital art? Email ferndaleartscommission@gmail.com and request a digital template

Completed pieces need to be turned in to City Hall by May 15th. Juried selection will happen the last week of May, and selected artists will be notified. Please put your name, age, and contact information (or parent’s contact info) on the back of your piece.

Even if your piece isn’t chosen to be printed, it will be on display downtown this summer. The Ferndale Downtown Association will be coordinating with local businesses to display submissions.

We look forward to seeing your amazing creations and excited for community youth art on display Downtown!

Ferndale Offers Free Metallica-inspired T-Shirt to Encourage ADU Construction

Community Development Director Michael Cerbone, Mayor Greg Hansen, Associate Planner Jesse Ashbaugh and Planning Coordinator Patti Gearhart

 

Ferndale Offers Free Metallica-inspired T-Shirt to Encourage ADU Construction

Residents who construct an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) in Ferndale this year can receive a free Metallica-themed shirt courtesy of the City. The first ten property owners who complete an ADU on their property, either attached or detached, receive the shirt, inspired by the Metallica album “And Justice for All” but repurposed to say, “And Housing for All!”

“Building an ADU is great for Ferndale,” said Mayor Greg Hansen, “it adds to our housing supply, provides opportunities for rentals or aging in place, and utilizes existing city infrastructure.”

An accessory dwelling unit is a small, self-contained residential unit located on the same lot as an existing single-family home. An ADU has all the basic facilities needed for day-to-day living independent of the main home, such as a kitchen, sleeping area, and a bathroom.

“Adding an ADU adds value to your property and provides vital housing choices for families, property owners and new residents,” said Community Development Director Michael Cerbone. “So if you are thinking about ADUs, come talk to our permit desk. We are excited to work with you.”

“We understand that offering a free shirt is not going to be the tipping point for anyone deciding to invest in an ADU,” said Hansen, “But it sends a message that Ferndale is enthusiastic about working with our residents to tackle affordable housing, one ADU at a time.”

For more information on building an ADU in Ferndale, check out www.cityofferndale.org/ADU.

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