Connect Ferndale

Welcome to Connect Ferndale!

We are so glad you are here!

Connect Ferndale exists to build connections among neighbors.  We envision a Ferndale that values people as unique individuals and finds strength in our community’s rich culture and diversity

 On this page you'll find information about who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved. 

Who we are

Mission Statement

Connect Ferndale cultivates community growth and connection through civic participation and community building to advance inclusion, honor diversity, and encourage participation for everyone in our community.


Vision Statement

We envision a Ferndale that values people as unique individuals and finds strength in our community’s rich culture and diversity.


Time to celebrate Juneteenth!

Connect Ferndale welcomes the community to a film screening featuring two short films by local filmmaker Remy Styrk, I Am The Hope and The Dream and Before I.  The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and two of the stars, along with light refreshments and a chance to mingle and chat.  The screening will be held at the Ferndale Library on Saturday, June 17th 2023 from 2 - 4 pm.  Come to learn about the Black experience in Whatcom County from the perspective of a selection of community leaders who share their stories. 

Ferndale History Walk

Learn the unique and untold history of Ferndale on a free walk led by Western Washington University history major CeCe White.

She will guide walkers on a 2-mile tour starting at Pioneer Pavilion Community Center and ending at Fringe Brewing. Along the way, the tour will feature a small stretch of the Nooksack River, three local downtown parks, and several of Ferndale's favorite downtown restaurants and businesses.

The focus of the tour is to offer a more comprehensive history of Ferndale and the surrounding era, with particular emphasis on highlighting the histories that have been under-represented in Ferndale's local history.  Come walk with us and learn some of Ferndale's unique and untold history!


Stay Safe From Hate

Did you know that since the start of the pandemic, Anti-Asian racism in the form of threats and acts of violence has risen 150%.  We denounce these acts, and encourage everyone in Ferndale to educate themselves about this issue and practice solutions.  The "Stay Safe From Hate" booklet teaches simple ways to stay safe and also create safety for others who may be in harm's way.  Please take a look ad commit to calling out anti-Asian sentiment when you hear and see it.

Connect Ferndale is a program of Ferndale Community Services

Ferndale Community Services is a 501c3 serving Ferndale and North Whatcom County through a variety of community services programs.  FCS's mission is to understand and alleviate unmet needs by providing resources and connection.  FCS envisions a thriving community where everyone is supported and valued and their basic needs are met.