About Kate Bishop

Kate Bishop

As a social services professional and a working mom, I know that solutions to big problems are not as simple or straightforward as they may seem. It requires listening to others and taking concrete steps to build a Ferndale we can all believe in.

I grew up in a small town much like Ferndale in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains. I moved to Whatcom County fifteen years ago and put down roots in Ferndale because I was ready to start a family.

I’ve always believed to make change, you must start at the grassroots level. Ferndale faces some big challenges, so in 2017, I rolled up my sleeves and got to work.

As your Councilmember, I fought for affordable housing, local businesses and justice. We made progress but the work is just beginning.

Councilmember Bishop at a glance
  • 15 year resident of Whatcom County
  • 12 years experience as a social worker
  • Serves as Mayor Pro Tem
  • Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee providing oversight on the city budget
  • Created the North Whatcom Poverty Task Force to develop real solutions to protect our most vulnerable
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