Whatcom County Council begins their listening tour

The Whatcom Justice Network is thrilled that the County is taking their show on the road and going to communities in Whatcom County to simply ask citizens, what do you think about the criminal justice system. And then listen. 

This press release came out from the County -- 

COUNTY COUNCIL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE LISTENING TOUR Citizens Are Invited to Share Ideas Concerning Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Whatcom County

BELLINGHAM, Washington, March 20, 2018 – Join the Whatcom County Council’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee as it embarks on a listening tour to gather public input and ideas for enhancing public safety and criminal justice in Whatcom County.  The first listening session of the listening tour will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway.  

The County Council established the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee in January 2018 to ensure thorough study and review of criminal justice and public safety issues in Whatcom County.  The Committee has set public outreach as its first order of business by scheduling listening sessions at several convenient locations throughout the County. In addition to Deming Library location, sessions will be held at the Lynden Library, County Council Chambers, Sudden Valley Dance Barn, Ferndale Library, Fairhaven Middle School, and East County Regional Resource Center.

Continued community involvement and input is extremely important as we work toward a well-integrated, effective, and affordable criminal justice system that keeps everyone in our community safe.  For more information about the County Council’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee listening tour, visit the Committee’s website at:

Heather Flaherty