Whatcom Values

The term “Whatcom values” is not just about geography but it’s about the values we share and how we treat each other as neighbors. The hallmark of my service is representing Whatcom County with civility and respect for everyone, even when we disagree from time to time.

Four years ago, I promised to take our Whatcom values to Olympia. Values that are key to a meaningful quality of life: improving schools, keeping neighborhoods safe and protecting our farms and local jobs.

Whether I am at a hardware store in Blaine or with my grandkids at a park in Bellingham, it warms my heart every time I feel the strong sense of community that we have here in our county. We need to value and protect the things we love most about Whatcom County, the qualities that make us who we are.

A central Whatcom value is our open-hearted generosity. Please join me in giving back to our community in meaningful ways by volunteering and supporting local organizations who are committed to serving vulnerable populations in our communities. A few of my favorites are:

Boys and Girls Clubs
Skookum Kids - Caring for foster kids in Whatcom County
Engedi Refuge - A restoration program for adult women suffering from the effects of sexual exploitation
The Lighthouse Mission - Working to break the cycle of homelessness
New Way Ministries - Breaking the chain of poverty by providing basic humans social service needs for moms and infants