City Council members are elected by the citizens of Bellingham. Terms are four years, except for the at-large position, which is a two-year term. Council members are engaged in the community and responsive to constituent concerns. Council members can be contacted at the address and email below. To read their biographies, please click on their names below.
The Mayor is the executive and administrative leader, overseeing all employees and all city actions such as public works projects and law enforcement. The City Council is the legislative body, responsible for setting public policies, adopting long-range plans, approving the budget and taxes, and passing laws.
- 2021 Council Roster
- 2021 Committees & Other Assignments
- City Council Annual Report 2018
- City Council Ward and election boundary maps
- City Council Guide
- Safe Spaces — An access point to express concerns or complaints about the City of Bellingham
City Council Staff
Nalini Margaitis, Legislative Assistant – (360) 778-8202
Mark Gardner, Legislative Policy Analyst – (360) 778-8204
City Council members are elected officials and City employees. All correspondence sent to Council members and all City employees are public records, subject to public disclosure requirements under state law (Public Records Act, RCW 42.56). Any correspondence sent to any City Council member (by any means, including e-mail) by any member of the public will be disclosed to any person who makes a request, unless exempt from disclosure under state law.