Teresa Taylor – Ferndale City Council Pos. 4


Teresa N. Taylor
Teresa N. Taylor. Photo courtesy of Teresa N. Taylor.

Candidate’s submitted biography (unedited):

Elected Experience: This is my fourth year as an elected Ferndale Council member. My liaison responsibilities include the Ferndale Downtown Association, Ferndale Heritage Society, Ferndale School District, Ferndale Community Resource Cooperative, Bellingham International Airport Advisory Committee, and Whatcom Transit Authority.   

Professional Experience:  I currently work as Project Manager, Office of Economic Policy, LIBC; former Community Relations Manager at Alcoa Intalco Works; and a successful local businesswoman and entrepreneur. 

Education: Assumption Catholic School, Bellingham High School, Shoreline Community College, Whatcom Community College (AAS), Western Washington University (Accounting)

Community Service: Strong advocate for small business owners, military families, veterans, parks, families with special needs and homelessness. My volunteer commitments are diverse, ranging from the YWCA to the Board of Trustees for Whatcom Community College.

Statement: As a proud resident of Ferndale for the past three decades, I wish to run for office because I have a vested interest in our community and have the time necessary to serve. 

Both my mother and father are U.S. Army veterans, who were honorably discharged from the military.  It was very important to them to establish permanent roots to raise their family. Those same values were instilled in me, raising my own family in Ferndale.  Both my son and daughter attended Ferndale schools from kindergarten through high school graduation. Like any mother, I want to ensure that our city remains a great place to raise children. I love our city and want to ensure that current and future families have the same opportunities that mine has enjoyed. Ferndale deserves an energized, experienced leader who understands our community and treats everyone with respect, dignity and equality. 

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