February 26, 2020: New Leadership for our City and County


February 26, 2020: Working Together to Address our Common Challenges

The moderated program draws out how our Mayor and County Executive will work together to lead our community and solve our collective issues with regards to social, economic and environmental concerns.

Mayor Seth Fleetwood worked for 25 years as a self-employed lawyer, and established a reputation as a purpose-driven advocate for the public interest. He served two terms on the Bellingham City Council, two terms on the Whatcom County Council, and sits on numerous community boards. He is committed to the ideal of continual progress and improvement through thoughtful, collaborative and compassionate leadership. Mayor Fleetwood believes in the importance of diverse viewpoints and building coalitions that make progress towards a forward-thinking, enlightened city.

County Executive Satpal Sidhu’s goals are to lead Whatcom County to improve the vitality of our community and the health of our families, and to deliver effective “Customer Service” oriented government. He appreciates healthy debate and careful listening to diverse views on issues before making decisions. Executive Sidhu served the last five years as a member of the Whatcom County Council. His past professional experience includes work as an engineer, project manager, business executive, educator and Dean of Engineering & Trades at Bellingham Technical College. He is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA.