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.


With the City of Bellingham and the Bellingham Police Department, these semi-regular meetings bring together downtown business owners and residents to discuss safety issues facing our district and offering tools to improve safety. Each meeting consists of different guest speakers such as from the Homeless Outreach Team and Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center. 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