Boards & Commissions Vacancies

There are numerous ways residents of the City of Ferndale can participate to help enhance the community they live in. One such way is volunteering to serve on city advisory bodies that help form public policy and make Ferndale a prosperous place to be.

We currently have an opening on the Parks, Recreation and Trails Advisory Board (PRTAB), the Arts Commission and the Tree Board. If you are interested in serving on one of these bodies, please fill out the Boards and Commissions application and submit it to City Clerk Susan Duncan. You can find the application here.

All these meetings are open to the public. Appointments to these advisory bodies are made by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

For more information contact the City Clerk Susan Duncan
Phone: (360) 685-2354
Fax: (360) 384-1163

Announcing the Winners of the Great Ferndale Alien Abduction

Hal Anchorman is back to share the winners of the Great Ferndale Alien Abduction. A big thank you to everyone who participated and all of our community partners (Ferndale Community Coalition, Ferndale Food Bank, Whatcom County Library System and the Ferndale Police Department). If did not turn in your scorecard by the deadline, don’t worry, you can still stop by City Hall through the end of the month, turn it in and pick up a prize.

Food Truck Friday and Music in the Park

Looking for something fun this weekend? Come on down to Star Park this Friday, July 5th at 5:30pm for Food Truck Friday. Cicchitti’s Pizza, Simmering Tava and Kona Ice of Bellingham will be joining us.

Then Saturday, July 6th the incredible 10-piece funk band Baby Cakes will take the Pioneer Park stage. Baby Cakes takes their audiences on a luxurious joyride through the golden age of American Soul, funk, and R&B.

Big Stick BBQ, Simmering Tava and Kona Ice of Bellingham will all be on site serving delicious food so come hungry. Doors open at 5:30pm, music starts at 6pm.

Explore Historic Pioneer Village Through New Online Story Map

Ferndale is home to the largest collection of slab cedar houses in the United States and now that collection can be explored from the home thanks to a new online tool. The City of Ferndale has built a story map that allows visitors to view pictures of the cabins and explore their original locations around Whatcom County. The story map interfaces with the City’s mapping system and can be found at

The slab cedar houses were some of the first buildings that pioneers constructed in the Pacific Northwest and have been meticulously maintained and restored by the Old Settlers Association and Ferndale Heritage Society over the last hundred years. Visitors can see them in person and take a guided tour Tuesday through Sunday from 11am-4pm at the Pioneer Village at 2000 Cherry St. in Ferndale.

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