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Freeholder’s Certificate

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State of Washington



County of Whatcom


City of Bellingham


We, the undersigned, Freeholders of the City of Bellingham elected on the 2nd day of November, 1971, pursuant to the laws of the State of Washington, for the purpose of preparing a new Charter for the City, do hereby certify that the foregoing Charter has been prepared by us and is hereby submitted as the Charter for the City of Bellingham.

In Witness Whereof, we have here unto set our hands this 12th day of May, 1972.

Jeanne Beacom
Eldridge Carr
John Graham
Arne Hanna
Ronald Jepson
Nate Knuzmann
Glenn Larson
Alfred Loop
Jack Ludwigson
Laura McBeath
Michael Mischaikow
Ed O’Connor
Gerald O. Rhea
Al Swift
Fred Veroske

Subscribed and Sworn to before me this 12th day of May, 1972.

Charles Olson
Notary Public in and for the State
of Washington, residing at Bellingham.

Approved as to form:
Charles Olson
Of Olson & Olson
Attorney for Freeholders

Sections 2.01, 2.03, 2.07, 3.04 and 10.07 of the 1973 Charter were amended by vote of the people pursuant to Article XIII of this Charter at the November 3, 1981, General Municipal Election.

(Bellingham 10-82)