Candidate Sought for the Housing Authority of the City of Bellingham Board of Commissioners
The City of Bellingham Housing Authority (BHA) is currently seeking one new commissioner for the Board of Commissioners. The vacancy can be either an at-large or resident (client) position.
The combined Boards of the City of Bellingham Housing Authority and the Whatcom County Housing Authority consists of five members, one of which is a resident position. Of these, three members are named by the City of Bellingham Mayor. The Commissioners are the governing bodies for both housing authorities and are responsible for approving decisions that chart the direction of current and future programs, and authorize the actions of the Executive Director and his designees.
Regular Board meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. Commissioners serve five-year terms and receive no financial compensation for their service on the Board.
To be eligible for appointment, candidates must be residents of the City of Bellingham and be at least 18 years old. In addition to these requirements, it is highly desirable that candidates possess one or more of the following qualifications:
To be considered for appointment by the Mayor, please send a letter of interest and resume to:
Executive Services Manager
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An application must also be submitted through the City website at https://www.cob.org/gov/public/bc/Pages/Boards-and-Commissions-Application-Process.aspx
Your letter of interest should address:
Please also include with your submittal:
This information can be mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand delivered to:
Bellingham & Whatcom County Housing Authorities
An application shall have been deemed to have been transmitted if all required information has been delivered by fax, e-mail, or by hand to the Bellingham Housing Authority or deposited in the United States mail as registered or certified mail. This position will remain open until filled.**
The Board will review all applications and applicants will be notified concerning the status of their applications and subsequent steps in the Board’s recruitment effort. After clearing the initial evaluation phase, candidates should be prepared to answer the following questions:
Applicants must be prepared to provide verification of all information included in their application materials.
**Deadline updated 4/18/2023