Cathy Lehman has announced that the kickoff of her campaign for the Ward 3 seat on Bellingham’s City Council will be Thursday, May 5th from 5-7pm at the new Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St.
Boundary Bay Brewery beer, snacks and jazz tango by Bar Tabac will be available.
A “‘Vote Cathy Lehman” campaign film short will be shown on the Pickford’s big screen.
“One of my central campaign issues is downtown economic development, and the city’s need to promote a business-friendly, family-friendly vibrant urban core that attracts high wage jobs and residential choices, and creates a positive ripple effect city-wide,” Lehman said in a press release. “We purposely chose a kickoff party site that embodies the values of the campaign through a revitalized downtown location. I really want to highlight the incredible results of this successful public-private partnership, and what’s possible with vibrant economic development in the urban center of Bellingham.”
Lehman is a graduate of Western Washington University, and holds a certificate in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute. She reports that she has been working in community development for more than a decade in Bellingham. She is Whatcom County Chapter Director for Futurewise, where she works to protect farms and stop sprawl. In addition to her full time director position, Cathy manages the swing shift on weekends with the Lighthouse Mission’s Agape home, a transitional housing service for women and children.
Her campaign website: www.votecathylehman.com