Represents: 5th Ward
Term: Jan 2012 - Dec 2015
Bellingham City Council member Terry Bornemann serves as Chair of the Council's Public Works & Public Safety Committee. He is a member of the Finance & Personnel Committee and the Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources Committee and is on the Council's Parking Solutions Committee. He also serves as liaison to Whatcom County's Emergency Medical Services Oversight Board, the Whatcom Museum Society, the Port of Bellingham Marina Advisory Board, the Bellingham Sister Cities Advisory Board, and the What-Comm Communications Advisory Board. Terry was elected by the Council to serve as Council President in 2012.
Council member Bornemann has several other council assignments including, serving on the Community Housing Affordability Task Force; the Bellingham/Whatcom County Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Museum Society; and the Open Space Planning Committee. Council member Bornemann moved to Bellingham in 1986 because of its wonderful environmental qualities, its great schools, and its wonderful diversity of active, involved citizens. He became involved in neighborhood issues dealing with the rapid growth occurring in our city. He decided to run for City Council with a commitment to the long range planning and policy setting necessary to protect the integrity of the neighborhoods, diversify the local economy and to preserve the environmental quality of Bellingham. Since this time Council member Bornemann has focused on certain areas of interest such as the protection of the Lake Whatcom Reservoir, the redevelopment of a healthy and vibrant downtown, and maintaining and improving civil rights in the community. Preserving the quality of life that is so abundant in Bellingham drives Council member Bornemann’s work on these issues.
Council member Bornemann has worked on several projects that have meant a lot to this community. Some of these include Visions for Bellingham, the Downtown Development Workshop, WWU Institutional Master Plan, the WWU Transportation Management Master Plan and the Bellingham Substance Abuse Prevention Committee. Council member Bornemann served as a member of the Sehome Neighborhood Steering Committee, which worked on developing the Sehome Neighborhood Association. He currently serves on the Northwest Youth Services board of directors. These projects highlight aspects of Bellingham such as education and livable neighborhoods that Council member Bornemann strives to improve.
Council member Bornemann is serving his current term through 2015. He spends his extra time in Bellingham’s beautiful outdoors, hiking, skiing, and fishing.