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 Coming ........ October 29th


Important: note the date change for this program–now October 29th


The reaction of the Ferguson, Missouri police to the community protests of the shooting of Michael Brown brought the nation’s attention to the seeming increasingly militarization of our country’s local police forces due partly to federal policies that make available excess military equipment to police, sheriff and other law enforcement entities.

On Wednesday, October 29th our three-guest panel will explore the consequences of this new found access to military equipment and the perception that our local police forces are becoming increasingly militarized. Shedding light on this issue are three highly qualified and experienced law enforcement and civil rights professionals:

Clifford Cook, Police Chief, City of Bellingham
Peter Danelo, Board of Directors, ACLU of Washington
Mitch Barker, Executive Director, Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs

We are certain this meeting will be both interesting and informative.


Ticket Information

City Club specific, printable instructions for using Brown Paper Tickets are available here.

Advance ticket sales end at 10:30am, October 27th.

To reserve ticket(s) for the next Bellingham City Club meeting:



CALL Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006

For a full explanation of the cause for the ticketing policy change please see the Ticketing Policy Change page.


Founded in 1993, the Bellingham City Club is a non-partisan civic organization with over 400 members that fosters dialogue and debate on important issues facing our community. City Club meets for lunch on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Northwood Hall (3240 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham, WA). Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; buffet lunch is served at 11:50 a.m.; the program starts at 12:20 p.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. Lunch costs $13 for members, $18 for non-members and $5 for Young Adults (29 and under) when purchased in advance on Brown Paper Tickets; a limited number of tickets may be available at the door at the cost of $15 for members and $20 for guests. The program is open to the public.

Bellingham City Club

P.O. Box 964

Bellingham, WA 98227


For more information contact Don Keenan:











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