The Downtown Bellingham Partnership leads various programs to strengthen our community based on the four pillars of our organization. We work to inspire other businesses and individuals to grow and improve our downtown, believing our downtown Bellingham is stronger when we all push forward together.

community forum: downtown assault & subsequent officer-involved shooting

April 18th
9:30-11:00 am
Mount Baker Theatre's Encore Room
Coffee & Pastries generously provided by Caffe Adagio

On April 18th the Downtown Bellingham Partnership will host an informational forum regarding the assault and subsequent officer involved shooting that occurred downtown on March 12. The Bellingham Police Department will provide an overview of the incident and subsequent investigation, and Police Chief Cliff Cook, Compass Health Mental Health Provider Fred Sears and Street Outreach Team Lead Kate Robertson will address questions.

Questions can be submitted here.


Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
13 Prospect St #201, Downtown Bellingham
Second Tuesday of each month
NOTE: April 2017 meeting to be replaced with community forum described above.
9:30-10:30 am
Coffee & Pastries generously provided by Caffe Adagio

With the City of Bellingham and the Bellingham Police Department, these monthly meetings bring together downtown business owners and residents to learn more about safety issues facing our district and offering tools to improve safety. Each meeting consists of different guest speakers to provide the group with resources to address our shared goals in a safer downtown. For more details, email


The DBP also organizes downtown's official neighborhood association meetings. These quarterly gatherings act as a way for the neighborhood to get to know one another, become informed, give feedback to the DBP, City of Bellingham, and other invested organizations in order to improve our district. We also use them as an opportunity to celebrate the businesses and people who are helping to make downtown the great place that it is. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates