Now Accepting Applications for City Council Vacancy

Front Row: Councilmembers Paul Shuey, Herb Porter, Kate Bishop and Ramon Llanos. Back Row: Councilmembers Ryan O’Larey, Erin Gunter, Mayor Greg Hansen and Councilmember Ali Hawkinson

Applications are now being accepted to fill a vacancy on the Ferndale City Council due to the resignation of Councilmember Ramon Llanos.

The vacant seat will be on the November 2021 ballot as a new 4-year term; therefore, the appointed Councilmember will serve only until the November 2021 election is certified, at which point the candidate who prevails in the election will take office and serve for the rest of 2021.

Applicants should plan to attend the January 4, 2021 regular City Council meeting, during which they will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and be briefly interviewed by current Councilmembers. The selected applicant will be sworn in that evening and will begin to serve immediately. For instructions and an application packet, please click here. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 7.

Traffic Impacts on Malloy Avenue, Between Calico Loop and Willow Court: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 20-22, from 7AM to 5PM

Drivers should expect delays as a portion of Malloy Avenue, between Calico Loop and Willow Court, will be reduced to a single lane on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 20-22, between 7AM and 5PM. Traffic will alternate using one lane as directed by flaggers. This traffic impact is associated with a private project.

See attached map of traffic impact area.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact City of Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Theft Suspect

Ferndale Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying a suspect in multiple theft cases. He drives what is believed to be a black Honda Civic (2015-2020 model) with black or dark colored wheels, wears a Seattle Mariners hat and what are believed to be black and camo DVS Celsius shoes. The subject also has a tattoo on his left wrist.

The suspect has committed crimes at multiple locations and wore the same hat, bandana and shoes each time. There is probable cause for his arrest for multiple crimes.

Please contact Corporal Scott ( or call (360) 676-6911 with any assistance in identifying this suspect.

Now Hiring: Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker/Operator-in-Training

The Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker & Operator-in-Training (OIT)/Operator performs a wide variety of water and wastewater treatment plant, water distribution and pump station, wastewater collection, pump and lift station, and reservoir operations, maintenance and repairs. The work includes computer operations, lab tests, process controls, and troubleshooting plant and/or systems to ensure proper operation.  The position works under Washington State regulations and procedures for water/wastewater treatment, serves as a utility worker, and responds to complaints, questions, or other matters.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here

Remote Meeting Notice – April 14, 2021 Council Committees and Committee of the Whole

The regularly scheduled Council Committee meetings as well as the Committee of the  Whole Special Meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams, with staff and Councilmembers accessing the meeting from individual locations. This complies with Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 20-28, as extended until further notice.

These are still open public meetings as defined by the Open Public Meetings Act. The City will be using Microsoft Teams to livestream the meeting. Members of the public do not need to download anything to view the proceedings. To join the live events, click on the following links:

The Public Works & Utilities Committee meeting begins at 8:00 a.m.

The Finance & Administration Committee meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.

The Planning & Land Use Committeemeeting has been cancelled.

The Committee of the Whole meeting begins at 11:00 a.m.

Equity Advisory Committee Meeting April 13, 2021

The next meeting of the Equity Advisory Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2021, beginning at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams, with staff and committee members accessing the meeting from individual locations. This complies with Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 20-28, as extended until further notice. This is still an open public meeting as defined by the Open Public Meetings Act, and members of the public are invited to attend and observe. For information on how to access the meeting, email
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