The Yorker Online

Welcome to the York Neighborhood Association Website!

Revised 2018-10-01 1645

The York Neighborhood Association (YNA) exists to preserve and enhance the community and engage citizens in civic affairs. We work to promote a safe, comfortable, and thriving urban neighborhood bordering downtown Bellingham, Washington.

As a neighborhood, we are involved in planning for the future, historic preservation, traffic and pedestrian safety, social events, and park improvements. If you live or work in the York Neighborhood, we hope you’ll get involved!

Use our contact page to subscribe to the YNA List and indicate other interests.

Click here for the latest issue of
The Yorker newsletter (October 2018)

  • Rock Hill Park Work Party

    Date/Time: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10am–12pm

    Location: the 1300 block of Iron Street

    Join neighbors and Parks Department staff and volunteers for our annual fall clean-up!

  • York Neighborhood General Membership Meeting

    Date/Time: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 5:30pm–8:30pm

    Location: Garden Street United Methodist Church, 1326 North Garden Street

    If you need child care at the meeting, please let us know by contacting so we can plan.

    5:30pm—Community Soup Supper plus Pumpkin Decorating Party for the kids! (YNA Board provides the soups. Please bring a salad or dessert to share.)

    Our beverage will be Bellingham’s OWN delicious water.

    Coffee provided by Nelson’s Market/Marlins’ Café.

    6:15pm—Neighborhood Police Report, Bellingham Police Department Officer Eric Osterkamp

    6:30pm—Meeting & Speakers

      Topic #1: “Rising Tides and Smoky Haze: The Lowdown on Climate Change,” speaker Warren Sheay, longtime environmental activist, volunteer with Re-Sources Clean Energy Program, and graduate of the Al Gore Climate Reality training program, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Warren is also a former YNA president. He will share photos from “Rising Tide in Cascadia” to illustrate how a few local landmarks appear now…and how they might look in the future if appropriate action is not taken to quell rising sea levels and floods.

      Topic #2: “Emergency Preparedness,” speaker Lieutenant Robert Vander Yacht, Bellingham Police Department, will provide important information about our community emergency services for responses to earthquake, wind storms, power outages, ice, snow, and flooding.

  • Election Day

    Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018


  • York Neighborhood Board Meeting

    Date/Time: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7pm

    Location: Garden Street United Methodist Church, 1326 N Garden St

    • TBA
    • ...
  • Harriet Spanel Park Work Party

    Date/Time: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10am–12pm

    Location: one block south of Lakeway Drive at the corner of Grant and Whatcom streets

    Join your neighbors to help clean up and improve habitat in the park. Come rain/snow or shine. Tools, guidance, and coffee/refreshments provided.

  • York Holiday Caroling Party & Horse Wagon Rides

    Date/Time: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 5:30pm–8pm

    Location: Nelson’s Market/Marlins’ Café


  • York S.T.A.R.s—Saturday Trash and Recyclers

    The York RATS pick up litter and cans to keep our neighborhood clean! Join us every other Saturday at 8:30am in front of Nelson’s Market.
    Contact: Looking for a new lead!

  • If you desire to present something to Yorkers:

    If you have a presentation you would like to give or a question to place before Yorkers and neighbors, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our President (Mark Sherman) or Vice President (Tom Scott), and we will discuss opportunities. Please note meeting time can be limited, and contacting us well in advance really helps us allocate time for your topic.