Port Forum


Port Forum

Note:   Candidate Nicholas Kunkel has not responded to our invitations. Candidate Douglas Karlberg is working in Alaska and has said he will not be able to attend.

Click here for map of Port districts

Decisions for Bellingham Port Leadership:   An election forum for the Port Commissioner candidates, District 1 and District 2.

The mission of the Port of Bellingham is to fulfill the essential transportation and economic development needs of the region. The Port operates two large marinas, the Bellingham International Airport and facilities in Bellingham and Blaine. The Port is also the lead agency overseeing the waterfront property formerly owned by Georgia Pacific. The Port has an operating budget of more than $22 million for 2017.

The port is governed by a three-member commission whose non-partisan members are elected on a rotating basis for a four-year term. The district maps may be found on the Whatcom County Auditor website.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Mark your calendar:

August meeting scheduled for

August 23, 2017


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September meeting scheduled for

Sept. 27, 2017


Mark Your Calendar:

Special meeting scheduled for

Oct. 5, 2017 

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Bellingham United Debate Club

Debate Topic:

GMO? or NO?

Advantages and disadvantages of Genetically Modified Organisms are debated by students from the three Bellingham High Schools.


Mark your calendar:

October meeting scheduled for

Oct. 25, 2017


Join Bellingham City Club

Interested in joining Bellingham City Club? Joining is easy. Individual and family memberships can join or renew here, and more information for business members can be found here.

About City Club Programs

Founded in 1993, the Bellingham City Club is a non-partisan civic organization with over 450 members that fosters dialogue and debate on important issues facing our community. City Club meets for lunch on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Northwood Hall (3240 Northwest Ave, Bellingham, WA).

  • 11:30 a.m.: Doors open
  • 11:50 a.m.: Buffet lunch is served
  • 12:15 p.m.: Program start
  • 1:30 p.m.: Program end

Lunch costs $13 for members, $18 for non-members and $5 for Young Adults (29 and under) when purchased in advance on Brown Paper Tickets; a limited number of tickets may be available at the door at the cost of $15 for members and $20 for guests. The program is open to the public.