Council Contacts and Biographies

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

Council Members



City Council
210 Lottie Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 778-8200
Fax: (360) 778-8101

City Council Staff
Jacqueline Lassiter, Legislative Assistant – (360) 778-8201
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.