CITY OF FERNDALE – Mayor
4 Year Term – Whatcom
Endorsed Jon Mutchler
Ferndale mayor (one term), Ferndale City Council (3 terms), Whatcom Charter Review commissioner (2015), Whatcom Council of Governments chair person. Other Professional Experience Lead pastor, Ferndale Alliance Church. Professional pianist and teacher. Motorcoach driver/trainer (Holland America Westours). Education
Master’s degree (Regent College, Vancouver, B.C.); Bachelor’s degree (Western Washington University, Bellingham); Associate of Science degree (Olympic College); Advanced Certificate in Municipal Leadership (AWC) and guest lecturer.
Community Service Commission on Sexual & Domestic Violence. Whatcom Self-help Homes executive board and volunteer. Blaine Summer Music Festival faculty. Whatcom County fire chaplain. Whatcom Old Settlers Association trustee. Ferndale Schools Levy Committee. Ferndale Community Coalition. Severe Weather Shelter volunteer.
I’m running for a second term as Ferndale’s mayor because residents and businesses want a flourishing city that is safe, affordable, and served by a government that lives within its means.
Water rates are unnecessarily high and city property taxes have soared 42%. This administration wishes to build a new $13 million city hall campus when $3 million in improvements at the existing location would serve us well for years and keep money in our pockets. I authored and championed a recent city ordinance that offers water/sewer bill reductions 15 to 30% to hundreds of low- and middle-income households.
During my public service Ferndale built its modern police station, replaced the library, revitalized Pioneer Pavilion, added sidewalks to Pioneer Village, increased handicap parking, and worked closely with state legislators to secure funding for the Thornton Road Overpass that will open soon. I led the effort to name two streets, Joe Moser Lane and Dick Stone Lane, honoring two residents who were WWII POW survivors.
Former Mayor Gary Jensen (2008-2015) says, “I am pleased to endorse Jon. His unmatched public service, accessibility, Ferndale-first attitude, and leadership experience is needed now.” I would be honored to receive your vote for mayor.