As a mother, local immigration attorney and sitting council member, I thought I knew what it meant to be busy - but campaigning redefined and expanded my capacity. Thank you to everyone who contributed! Our campaign was a true community effort and collectively we garnered the broad community support that is required to get out the vote.
Thank you for your vote of confidence! I look forward to serving the City of Bellingham alongside Mayor Elect Seth Fleetwood, newly elected Councilmembers Lisa Anderson (Ward 5) and Hollie Huthman (At-Large), and veteran Councilmembers Gene Knutson (Ward 2), Dan Hammill (Ward 3), Pinky Vargas (Ward 4) and Michael Lilliquist (Ward 6).
Now it's time to roll up our sleeves - and remain mindful that Bellingham's future is brightest when we build it together!
"It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela
As a City Council Member, I recognize that public service is a privilege and I feel fortunate for this opportunity to serve our community. The City Council establishes public policies, adopts long-range plans, approves the budget, and passes laws that benefit and protect our residents. One of my strengths is the poise with which I deliberate over contentious issues. I listen and show respect to everyone, and I speak with honesty and candor. My education, experience, and empathy make me an invaluable asset to both the community and the Council.
As Bellingham continues to grow, our community faces difficult decisions that require astute judgement and forethought on issues related to economic development, equity and social justice. The present and future generations are dependent upon us to develop solutions now to reverse the course of climate change, advance diverse housing options, and promote multi-modal transportation. We must envision the community we seek to cultivate because the choices we make today reflect our priorities and define our future.
Bellingham’s future is brightest when we build it together!
- Hannah Stone
"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."
– Margaret J. Wheatley
In Bellingham, significant progress is possible as we accelerate our transition to a clean energy economy. Hannah pledges to close the gap between our current trajectory and a healthy, fertile future.
A mix of housing types and lot sizes will ensure that our community can offer safe, healthy and affordable homes for all residents of Bellingham. Hannah supports innovative housing options that increase residential density while preserving neighborhood character.
Bellingham residents deserve an ethical justice system. Hannah advocates for reform that prioritizes public safety, and safeguards the dignity & humanity of every person.
Bellingham City Council
Ward 1 Representative