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Welcome to the York Neighborhood Association Website!

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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.

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The Yorker newsletter (October 2018)

American Painted Draft Horses about to pull a wagon-load of York Carollers.
  • York Holiday Caroling Party & Horse Wagon Rides*

    Date/Time: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 5:00pm–8pm (first ride at around 5:30pm*)

    Location: Nelson’s Market/Marlins’ Café
    More information at the event web page!
    * Horses and wagon may be canceled for the safety of the horses if roads are too slick.

  • 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 Neighborhood Board Meeting

    Date/Time: Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7pm

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

    • Update on School District Bus Barn
    • 2019 Board Nominations Review
    • 2018 Review
  • York Neighborhood Annual General Membership Meeting

    Date/Time: Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 5:30 gather, 6pm meeting

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

    Food During Gathering:
    • Baked Potatos (provided by YNA Board)
    • Pot Luck "fix'ns" from attendees!
    • 2019 YNA Board Election
    • Valentines Activity for Younger Yorkers
    • TBA
    • Spring Yard Preperations - TBA
    • TBA


  • 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.