Bellingham City Club gathers once a month to hear expert panelists and to discuss important community issues. The nonpartisan group’s stated mission is a goal much easier to express than to achieve: “To add light and not heat to the community debate.” But the City Club does an admirable job. The last 2 months have featured topics important to many citizens of Bellingham.

In January a pair of researchers from the University of Washington explained how and why they chose to study poverty in a pair of neighborhoods—one in West Seattle, the other in Buenos Aires—and what they learned in doing so.

February’s program was all about Cannabis policy. The director of the Liquor and Cannabis Control Board joined a Bellingham area attorney who specializes in business law to explain the opportunities and challenges facing businesses in this new industry.

Attending a City Club meeting is easy, and lunch is included in the price of each ticket. If you love it, joining isn’t much harder and dues are only $35 for an individual.

January 3, 2017

Jeff Jewell

December 30, 2016

Matt Mullett

December 26, 2016

Todd Elsworth

December 23, 2016

Corrinne Sande

December 21, 2016

Downtown Improvement Gardens

December 17, 2016

San Juan Airlines

December 15, 2016

Holiday Classic

December 9, 2016

Baker Beacon Rally