Represents: 5th Ward
Term: Jan 2016 - Dec 2019
Bellingham City Councilmember Terry Bornemann is serving his 18th year on the Council. He is currently the Chair of the Public Works and Public Safety Committee. He is also a member of the Lake Whatcom and Natural Resources Committee. He serves on the Emergency Medical Services Oversight Board, the What-Comm Communication Administration Board, the Whatcom Council of Governments, and the Transportation Advisory Board.
Councilmember Bornemann moved to Bellingham in 1986 because of its wonderful environmental qualities, great neighborhoods, and its involved and active community members. 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 long range planning and policy setting necessary to protect the integrity of the neighborhoods, diversity of the local economy, preservation of the environmental quality of Bellingham, and to provide a voice for those on the margins of our community. Working to preserve the quality of life and the character of Bellingham’s unique neighborhoods continues to drive Councilmember Bornemann's work on issues.
Councilmember Bornemann has worked on several projects that meant a lot to this community. Some of these include: sponsoring the Low-Income Housing Levy, developing the Downtown Music Ordinance, working for the establishment of the Bellingham Depot Market, supporting the building of Taylor Dock, sponsoring the renaming of Billy Frank Jr. Street, and serving as Chair for the Waterfront Development Committee in the development of the Waterfront Master Plan. He is also serving as a board member of Make-Shift, helping provide opportunities for all-age music, young musicians, and artists.
Councilmember Bornemann is serving his current term through 2019. He spends his extra time painting, gardening, sailing, and hiking.