Ferndale Market Area First in Nation for Job Growth in 2017

The Bellingham Metropolitan Area, which encompasses the Ferndale Market Area added over 5,000 jobs in the last year, making it the fastest growing area in the United States. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the Bellingham Metropolitan Area employed 107,678 people by October of 2017, an increase of 5,609 jobs since January of that year.

The strongest sectors were mining, logging and construction, with manufacturing a close second. Many of those construction projects are located right here in the City of Ferndale, where over 120 single family homes were built in 2017.

“We are excited to see so much job growth in our community,” said Community Development Director Jori Burnett. “This momentum will propel us forward to the next great chapter of our city.”

This is part of the larger economic trends in the area as more businesses locate their facilities in Pacific Northwest.

You can learn more about why Ferndale is a great place to locate your business at www.FerndaleMade.com.

Free Movie Night Feb. 16th at 6:30pm at Pioneer Pavilion

The City is kicking off a new year of recreational activities with a FREE movie night Friday, February 16th at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center (2007 Cherry Street) starting at 6:30pm. We will be showing “Men in Black” starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones and providing free popcorn and soda. Please bring your own chair, blanket or sleeping bag to sit on and enjoy this feature film courtesy of Ferndale Parks.

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

Introducing our Brand New Website

After several years of our old web interface, it was time for a complete overhaul of our web presence. Here are some of the highlights of our new and improved site:

  • Enhanced readability. Whether you are viewing us on a desktop, phone or tablet, you will be able to easily access the information you need.
  • Streamlined content. We’ve condensed redudent information and adjusted the flow of pages for a quicker journey from home page to your goal.
  • Functional engine. We rebuilt our site’s search function.
  • Visual Interface. Using pictures, videos, graphics, and modern web practices, we are able to better convey the information you need.

If you see something broken on our site or can’t find what you need, please email Communications Officer Riley Sweeney by clicking here.

Volunteer Clean Up and Art Installation at Griffintown Park, Saturday, Nov. 4th, 10am

The Parks, Recreation, and Trails Advisory Board is holding a volunteer clean up day at Griffintown Park, Saturday, Nov. 4th from 10am-Noon. Participants will be cleaning, weeding, and improving the park as well as assisting with an installation of a piece of temporary art in the park.This is the third in a series of volunteer events focused on our parks located throughout the city, the last event focused on Oxford Park. Volunteers are invited to bring their own gloves, garden shovels and rakes.

Griffintown Park is located along Second Avenue, adjacent to the Portal Way roundabout. This park features a Veteran’s Memorial and plaques of historic Ferndale figures.

For any questions, please call Riley Sweeney, Communications Officer at (360) 685-2353 or email by clicking here.

Third Avenue Reopened and Improved

As of Weds, Oct. 26th, Third Avenue is open to vehicles and pedestrians. Thanks to a grant from the Department of Ecology, the City was able to install new utilities, sidewalks and pervious pavement along the edges of the roadway to intercept stormwater runoff from the road and sidewalks. A sand filter was installed below the pavement to treat the stormwater. This new pavement technology is a great example of low impact development, which helps keep toxins from our streets from entering our water supply.

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