Whatcom Blaine City Council Ward 3 Pos 6 Barbara M Sturdivant
As residents of Blaine for over 15 years, my husband John and I have enjoyed the lifestyle and beauty of the Pacific Northwest and Blaine in particular. I see a diamond in the rough that could only get brighter.
Focused development in re-establishing Blaine as a ‘go-to’ destination for businesses and recreation is a path worth considering. The City Council should have a role in assisting our local businesses and restaurants not only in reopening efforts but continued success as well.
The bike/walk path from downtown Blaine could be expanded to tie in our neighboring communities of Semiahmoo and Birch Bay. As a dog lover I would like to see a new dog park or improve the current location at Skallman Park.
As a grandmother of 14, Blaine could use more family-focused activities. The July 4th celebration is a great example. It showcases the best of Blaine and its values, while focusing on families and a unique day of fun.
As a member of the Blaine City Council, I hope to provide leadership, guided by common sense, that will support a safe and prosperous community.
- Secretary of Members Advisory Board at Semiahmoo G&CC
- President of Boundary Ridge Home Owners Association
Other Professional Experience:
- Retired RN working as a clinical nurse for 25 years
- 14 year career in drug development with Amgen
- International clinical trial research in oncology with a company out of Edinburgh Scotland.
- BA degree in History from Southern Methodist University in Texas
- BS degree in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University
- Masters Degree in Business from Pepperdine University in California.
- Several Board positions at Semiahmoo G&CC
- President of Boundary Ridge Homeowners Association
- Volunteer work at Christ the King Church in Bellingham
- Support work with the ‘We Will’ initiative in Blaine