• Friday, April 13th 2018 at 7pmUs and Them, a one-act play performed by BAAY students at the Firehouse Cafe
    (FREE–No Registration need)
  • Saturday, April 14th 2018, 8:30 am Community Workshop to Explore Creative Housing Solutions in Happy Valley


Build Small Live Large


Welcome – Wendy Scherrer, Happy Valley Neighborhood Association

Build Small Live Large Happy Valley Video (EJ Visuals)Ray Dellecker, Happy Valley Neighborhood Association

Keynote – The Power of Small: How small policies add up to big rewards in the housing market Margaret Morales, Sightline Institute

10×10 – 10 minutes x 10 slides – Rose Lathrop, Green Building, Sustainable Connections‑

  1. Changing No to Yes in our Neighborhood– Shannon Maris, Lightsource Design
  2. Low Energy Living– Mike Roberts, Habitat for Humanity
  3. What’s my house worth?  Market Trends in Happy Valley– Heather Othmer, Windermere
  4. Creative Housing Solutions – Carrie Veldmen, RJ Group
  5. The Life Sized City – Christine Grant, The Institute for Energy Studies, WWU
  6. Myth Busting: The Tall Tales and Urban legends of Local Housing – Chris Behee, GIS Analyst, City of Bellingham
  7. Planning for the Happy Neighborhood– Darby Cowles, Planner, City of Bellingham

 Lunch – Catered by the Community Food Co-op

Building Our Collective Intelligence – Daimon Sweeney

  • Now it’s your turn! Share your ideas in an interactive session about what would make Happy Valley your ideal neighborhood.
  • All of us together will distill the answers into priorities to guide future projects. Your input counts!!!


YIMBY Poster 2018

Us and Them