Who Is Common Threads Northwest?

Common Threads Northwest, a non-profit public interest group based in Northwest Washington State, is a positive and rational force in helping our community achieve economic vitality, environmental quality, individual rights, an informed citizenry; and prudent use of public resources.

We’re business owners, farmers, employees, and families who want to be involved in local issues. We are just ordinary citizens who working together for a better community.

  • Holding Public Officials Accountable

    Do you know what comments are said, decisions are made, and votes are cast by your representatives in your local government? Most likely, your answer is no, just like most everyone else in the county.

    What about the Planning Commission, Park and Recreation Committee, Agriculture Advisory Committee, and so many other committees and boards?

    Common Threads Northwest is working on creating a monitoring system where people will attend County Council, County Commission, and County Board meetings, report what they see, hear, and votes that are made. In a timely manner we will publish the information they collect so everyone can be informed.

    Stay updated on the status of this and many other exciting projects by signing up for email updates.

  • Public Policy Analysis

    Every twenty years, Whatcom County must update their Comprehensive Plan which includes the Environmental Impact Statement. To a large extent our future economy, environment, and quality of life are determined by the plan we create today.

    Here is the analysis work we have done on the Comprehensive Plan.

    Analysis of the economic effects of the Comprehensive plan

    Don’t miss this timely, new special report, published just in time to help you prepare comments to Council for the public record on the comp plan! For a suggested donation of $5 – $25 Common Threads NW is pleased to make Jack and Clayton Petree’s new report available. To take advantage of this special hit the order button below.
    Common Threads NW is a local, non-profit, all-volunteer organization operating under Section 501(c)(4) of the IRS Code. Contributions are not deductible, however we are not required to disclose our donors.
    Order Here
  • Events

    Wake Up Whatcom County Rally

    Mark your calendars!

    Are you concerned about what the Whatcom County Council is doing to your county?

    Join Common Threads NW on May 16th for a rally to:

    Preserve our JOBS!

    Protect our Property Rights!

    Save our Farms!

     

    Common Threads Speakers Series
    Mr. William (Perry) Pendley
    President, Mountain States Legal Foundation
    Fighting for Whatcom Jobs and Property – Legal OptionsFebruary 9th, 2017
    7-9:30pm, Meridian High School Auditorium
    194 West Laurel Road, Bellingham, WA 98226Doors open at 6:30pm
    Register Here