In light of the most recent recommendations from the CDC to limit the size of all social and public gatherings, along with the Governor’s March 23 "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order for the State of Washington, the Viking Union will be closed to the public until further notice. For more details on this temporary closure of the Viking Union, and any other coronavirus related information, please visit WWU’s coronavirus resource site

Become a community ambassador

Mission The Community Ambassador Network (CAN) is a student-collective of community-builders; amplifying student voice in Bellingham's Neighborhood Associations, engaging students in local issues , and promoting health and well-being in our communities.

Civically Engage Learn the Local Issues where you live. Increase livability by supporting inclusive, vibrant neighborhoods. Advocate for students by building a broad coalition of sustainable partners who will unite Bellingham's intersectional needs.

Boost Your Resume Collaborate with diverse partners among the student body and throughout Bellingham. Exercise critical-thinking, community development and professionalism in an ever-changing, yet familiar environment. Gain experience in meeting rules and facilitation skills. Refine your ability to successfully plan and advertise events.

Low Commitment About 8 hrs/mo, sitting on your Neighborhood Association Board, connecting WWU, Bellingham Technical College (BTC), Whatcom Community College (WCC) and Northwest Indian College students to Bellingham Neighbors. Plan one event per quarter and receive supportive peer assistance from your CAN cohort.

Find your neighborhood

Local politics

"A Renaissance of Localism"

"When Washington can't get things done, go local" Detroit Free Press

Opinion: "The Localist Revolution" The New York Times

"Make Way For the Localist Revolution" The Seattle Times

"Can 'Localism' Restore Sanity to U.S. Politics?" The New York Times

Attend City Council Mondays at 7pm, Council Chambers, City Hall

(In the front door, up the stairs)

Council Meetings Schedule/Agendas

Attend County Council Tuesdays at 7pm, Council Chambers, County Courthouse.

(In the front door, upstairs to the left. Do not go through security).

Meeting Calendar

Meeting Agendas/Minutes

Contact Your Representatives

City Council Map / Members

County Council Map / Members

Join our local issues team

Local News

Contact Us

Patrick Kissinger, AS Local Issues Coordinator

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